92nd ACADEMY AWARDS: Movies On My Mind

Oscars: Prestige, profit and little else

The little gold statuette can raise the profile of an actor or a movie, but the lustre can also lose its shine quickly

Congratulations to the winners of the 92nd Academy Awards.

How you must have dazzled in your tuxes and couture gowns. And did your tearful speeches inspire standing ovations among the glitterati at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2020, with the headline 'Oscars: Prestige, profit and little else'. Print Edition | Subscribe