Did the Oscars Really Begin as a Publicity Scam?

Did the Oscars Really Begin as a Publicity Scam?

Little Gold Men - November 19, 2015 - 34:04

Special guest Karina Longworth, host of the Hollywood history podcast You Must Remember This, joins us to explain how producer David O. Selznick bucked Hollywood tradition to put his weight behind future Oscar behemoth Gone With the Wind. We also discuss the much-loathed Oscar tradition of “category fraud” and whether or not it even matters, pick some movies we think might surprise us this year, and make our bold predictions for who will win the best supporting actor Oscar.

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Little Gold Men is the inside story of Hollywood, from awards shows and red-carpet premieres to the hard work and whisper campaigns that get people there. Weekly episodes feature obsessive, expert conversations about the best of television and film, with special guest appearances from stars, creators, and critics. LGM also dives deep into Oscar history, and offers insight into all the other awards that make up Hollywood’s continual dash toward glitz and glory.