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Why Can’t An Oscar-Winner Look More Like A Hit?

8 February 2012 3:40 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the first half of February, the Sound On Sight staff will take a look at the Academy Awards.

Whether one of the major studios takes the top prize at the Academy Awards or not, they have no squawk this year.

Several years ago, as you might recall, the Big Guys were getting fed up with having their clocks cleaned in the Best Picture category every year by releases from independent companies.  The last time one of the majors walked home with the Best Picture gold was 2006 when Warners’ The Departed took the trophy.  Before that, you have to go back almost a decade — to 1997 — to Titanic, split between 20th Century Fox and Paramount.

Over the last decade and a half or so, the indies have usually taken a fair share of the nomination slots and almost always the grand prize. The majors retaliated by pushing for an expansion of »

- Bill Mesce

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