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I’m not a big movie buff.
I prefer to spend my time watching TV.
But that doesn’t mean I’m going to sit in the darkened room for hours on end and watch something that I can’t get into.
Instead, I like to watch movies on the big screen at home.
That’s why, as a Hollywood producer, I’m so grateful for the Academy Awards, and why I’m rooting for my favorite stars to win.
But for a lot of people, the Oscars are just a meaningless trophy that will help them get a new car or a new haircut.
Or maybe they’ll be able to score some new friends in the process.
“The Oscars are so meaningless,” said actor and activist Oscar Isaac, who’s a member of the Academy’s Board of Governors.
“If you get the nomination, you can forget about the Oscars.
And if you don’t, you’re going to be a lame person.
And I’m tired of that.”
The Oscars will be on the Oscars stage for another four years, and there will be plenty more to celebrate.
For this year, the ceremony will be held on March 12, the last day of the Oscars season, and will be followed by a night of music, food and fun.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding the ceremony, and the ceremony itself will be streamed live online, via the Academy website and at participating theaters.
“They’re making it available in the most popular media platforms,” said John Schlesinger, a professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
“It will be really exciting to watch the Academy of the Motion Picture.”
I’m a big Oscar nerd.
But I also understand that this year’s ceremony will not be an easy one.
In its first year, it was a major hit for Sony Pictures, the company that produces the Oscars, and it was nominated for best picture.
But it fell short of the final tally of nine nominations and received less than a third of the total votes.
(The Academy has not revealed the final number of Oscar voters for this year.)
“The Academy is a very diverse group, and they’re all very interested in their awards,” Schlesingers said.
If the nominations are good, and we get the nominations that we want, then we’ll get the Oscar.” “
But this year they will be in a tough spot.
If the nominations are good, and we get the nominations that we want, then we’ll get the Oscar.”
What are the big Oscars things?
There are plenty of big things to do in Los Angeles.
On March 12 is the Oscars Red Carpet and the Staples Center will be transformed into a celebration of movies and music.
It will be the biggest entertainment event of the year and the largest film-related event in Los the country.
Also, the Hollywood Bowl will host the first Oscars Awards Ceremony.
“When the Oscars happen, it’s always a big event,” Schlosinger said.
But if the Oscars don’t happen, he said, “the movies are going to get left out.”
It’s not just about movies.
“You’ll have a huge, beautiful, beautiful party,” he said.
Hollywood’s entertainment landscape is changing.
“A lot of the entertainment businesses that are not going to survive this year are going out of business,” he added.
“So, it will be tough to keep those businesses going.”
For a long time, movies were king.
“We’ve been able to make movies for a long, long time,” Schelsinger said of Hollywood.
“And there are still some of the best movies in the world.”
But as studios and networks become more interested in television, the focus shifts to movies.
In 2012, the box office topped $5 billion, and in 2015, it topped $10 billion.
That is a record.
But the big money has been spent on films, which is making it harder to compete.
The biggest winner is Warner Bros., the parent company of Warner Bros. Pictures.
Last year, Warner Bros.’ movie gross surpassed $200 million for the first time.
But in 2017, the studio’s box office grosses are only about $70 million.
That number is below what was in 2008.
“There are a lot more films coming out this year that aren’t as big as the ones that are coming out of Warner Brothers,” Schoosinger said, pointing to the big releases like “Gravity” and “The Martian.”
And the big winners aren’t just movies.
The studio’s distribution business, which includes studios like Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is on the rise.
“These movies are coming off the back of the biggest box office of the last five years,” Schosinger said as we walked around the Staples Theater.
“For the last 15 years, it has been pretty normal for studios to be able make a movie that was a blockbuster and a hit.”
But with so many films coming off a big box office, Schlosingers said, studios are having a hard time keeping up.