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Jonathon Saia

Jonathon Saia received his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from The New School for General Studies in New York. A lifelong love of the arts, particularly cinema, led him to Los Angeles where he currently works in television and theatre. Jonathon’s passions include discussing culture, analyzing films, and writing.

Do the Oscars Really Matter? The Politics of the Academy Awards

February 16, 2011

May 16, 1929. German actor Emil Jannings needed to catch a flight back to Europe. On his way out of town, he swung by the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to attend an informal dinner party thrown by the newly formed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an organization founded in 1927 by MGM...