Ep. 069 – “Oscar Wars” Author Talks 94 Years of Golden Moments

In this episode, Michael Schulman, author of “Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears” sits down with host Tara Jabbari for a conversation about notable Oscars moments and their larger significance. Michael shares how voting works for the Academy Awards, and the two discuss how the famous ceremony is a lens into how Hollywood thinks. You’ll hear more about some notable chapters from the book (like when Gregory Peck was the President of the Academy, or when Harvey Weinstein played dirty in campaigning), history-making moments, and more! 

Learn more about Michael Schulman: https://www.michael-schulman.com/ 

Article Michael wrote on Oscar nominations and “Barbie’s” lack of nominations https://www.newyorker.com/culture/notes-on-hollywood/the-oscars-are-confused-about-barbie 

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