While many other books on the Oscars act as yearbooks with encyclopedic coverage of every ceremony, Oscar Wars is narrative-driven and selective: each of the book’s eleven chapters takes a deep dive into a particular year, category or conflict that represented a turning point for the Oscars, for Hollywood, or for the culture at large. Oscar Wars is deeply researched and supported with extensive interviews with Hollywood insiders, and features never-before-seen correspondence and documents from the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library.
Michael Schulman is a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2006. His Profile subjects have included the comedian Bo Burnham, the talk-show host Wendy Williams, and the actors Adam Driver, Elisabeth Moss, and Jeremy Strong. His work as a writer has also appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Believer, Aperture, and other publications.
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