The LA Times has an interesting piece on why the oscars don’t matter anymore. Well, that’s what I got out of it at least. No one seems to be getting the coveted “Oscar bump,” the extra audience that comes from being nominated for awards.
I think the article raises the right questions (“Why are Oscar movies not doing well?”), but I’m not sure I agree with the response (“It’s the economy”). Besides, weren’t people, in the same newspaper even, asking this same question last year?
I just think when the Oscars abandon moviegoers, as Wall-e and The Dark Knight‘s lack of nominations might indicate, moviegoers are going to do the same.