Oscar Fever: All About Oscar–My Book about History and Politics of the Academy Awards

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In the 1980s, benefiting from a nice research grant from Wellesley College, where I was a professor of sociology and film, I began researching the history and politics of the Oscars from the beginnings (in 1927-28) to the present.  The book was first published in 1986 under the title, And the Winner Is: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards.

The book is now in its eleventh edition, with Halle Berry on the cover.  The subtitle, which reflects my sustained interest, has always remained the same: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards.

We are preparing a new, updated, expanded version for next year’s Oscars to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the book!