Oscar: Celebrating the Award, Tradition, and Importance

Dear Readers,

Many of our global readers have requested a more extensive coverage of the history and politics of the Oscars, the oldest, most important award in film history.  Thus in the next four week, we’ll run various articles about the Oscars.

I believe that my second book, published in 1985, And the Winner Is: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards, is the first, serious, analytic chronicle about the Oscars.  I am proud to say that 27 years later, the book is still in print, in paperback, in its 12th or 13th updated version.  The latest edition, featuring Halle Berry on the cover is titled “All About Oscar.”