Friday, February 08, 2013
The New York Times has encountered something rather seedy. while doing a report on the Academy awards they discovered there is a secret committee that decides which people get shown in the In Memoriam portion of the Academy Awards. In the past it was presumed someone was not included because their work focused more on television or music rather than movies or there was simply not enough time. Turns out though what you need is someone campaigning on your behalf. Running a For Your Consideration ad which seems so tacky. I don't understand why you can't cut 1 extra minute somewhere in the broadcast and in that 60 seconds you could show an additional 20 images which would cover everyone. There are usually only 4 or 5 complaints per year.