Rewriting Oscar History


Oscar Wilde once said, “The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.” That’s especially the case with the Academy Awards, where short-sighted Oscar politics often snub the most deserving winners. It’s hard to see the Forrest for the Shawshank trees. Raging masterpieces rarely connect with Ordinary People. And academics have long raised Kane over How Green Was My Valley.

Hindsight is 20/20, so it’s time to re-open the envelopes with the benefit of historical influence and pop-culture legacy. It’s time to level the playing field for forgotten genres such as comedy, action and horror. And it’s time to remove tired dogmas that say “mainstream” hits can’t compete with high art, or that “foreign films” should be relegated to separate categories. It’s time to set the record straight:

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