• Oscar night facing a host of problems

    2 days ago - By Boston Herald

    There is no more prestigious, globally recognized honor in the cinema than the Academy Award bestowed annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    So how did it come to pass that the Oscars have become emblematic of cluelessness, culturally obtuse and generally inept?
    The fact that it is a little over a month until Oscar night, Feb. 24, and the primetime, three-hour telecast has no host and is looking to recruit the “Avengers” cast as rotating presenters is a stark reminder that whoever is minding the store has lost their bearings.
    What's strange is not that AMPAS was...
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