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Art the big winner at the Oscars

Ryan , Mark David (2009) Art the big winner at the Oscars. ABC News: Opinion and Analysis.

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Abstract

Are the Academy Awards heading towards an identity crisis? This year's Academy Awards have been characterised by a major disconnect between the most popular films at the box office and socially important films deemed the 'best pictures' by the Academy. Will the popularity of a film always remain inferior to whether or not it tackles serious social issues? Can popularity in its own right ever become indicative of a film's worth? Or should the awards retain their artistic integrity and suffer declining audiences and any criticisms they receive to maintain the respect they garner within the film industry? Whatever the answers may be, the winner of this year's Academy Awards was art over commerce, but this may not always be the case.

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ID Code: 29988
Item Type: Other
Keywords: 2009 Academy Awards , cinema, Art-house films, blockbusters
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Mark David Ryan
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2010 14:55
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 11:05

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