OSCARS 2017: The Glitter and Politics (Video)

Members of the Cinema and Media Studies faculty discuss the nominated movies, directors, and stars.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Filmed and edited by Mayumi Hirtzek

What does this year’s slate of movies tell us? Who will win and why? Has Hollywood begun to address the criticisms of its lack of diversity that surrounded last year’s ceremony? Did the musical genre and Mel Gibson make permanent comebacks in 2016?

Watch below as Peter Decherney, professor of cinema and media studies in the Department of English and the Cinema Studies program; Karen Redrobe, chair of the Department of the History of Art and the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Endowed Professor in Film Studies; and Cinema Studies senior lecturers Meta Mazaj and Kathy DeMarco van Cleve discuss this year's Oscars the week before the awards. Click here to read more about the event. Video for the full audience Q&A portion of the event can be found here.