Monday, February 23, 2015
JOAN RIVERS OSCAR CONTROVERSY
BELOVED JOAN WAS LEFT OFF THE OSCAR IN MEMORIAM TRIBUTE. WE ALL KNOW THAT NOW.
The criteria the Academy uses is to honor those whose main career has been in the movie business as an actor, director, editor, whatever. I understand that. BUT IN THIS CASE, THEY SHOULD HAVE EXPANDED THAT CRITERIA. (and Joan did make two movies).
Joan put the red carpet on the map, thereby adding millions and millions of viewers to the Oscar industry, which translates into billions of dollars worldwide. She single-handedly created an industry for designers, stylists, jewelers, accessories, make-up artists, hair dressers and networks. The networks make millions in commercial time. All of this is thanks to Joan.
She was the Queen of the Oscar Industry on the 21st century.