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How the best picture fiasco saved the Oscars from nostalgia overload

How the best picture fiasco saved the Oscars from nostalgia overload

If the academy could go back and do it all over again, do you think it would?

No, I’m not talking about the choice of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to announce the best picture winner at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.

Or about the decision to parade a bus full of wide-eyed tourists across the broad lip of the Dolby Theatre stage during the show, a stunt that might have been conceived as a funny commentary on class but played more cruelly, a chance for the swells to turn the tables and ogle the commoners.

I mean that instead as a question about authenticity and the nostalgic architectural trappings of the Academy Awards ceremony: If Hollywood...

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