Happy Oscar Day! We're going with themed links today.
ICYMI, I posted about several movies yesterday: A War, Straight Outta Compton, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Last Day of Freedom, Chau, beyond the Lines, Body Team 12, Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
I don't agree with all these choices, but there's a lot of interesting stuff here: Who Will Win, And Who Should Win, At This Year’s Oscars
Take a look at Todd VanDerWerff's rankings, too.
Oscars 2016: why The Revenant is favored to win Best Picture
What It’s Really Like to Work in Hollywood* (*If you’re not a straight white man.)
Leonardo DiCaprio Hasn't Acted in a Movie Directed by a Woman in 2 Decades
What Does the Academy Value in a Black Performance?
Important historical perspective: #OscarsSoWhite, #ForSoLong
Boston Globe Reporter Sacha Pfeiffer: How Hollywood Got ‘Spotlight’ Right
And here's Marty Baron's take.
This is why it’s so hard to host the Academy Awards