The Impact of Last Year’s Academy Awards

A year ago at the Academy Awards, Frances McDormand gave the movie studios a nudge when she referred to the inclusion rider.

Oscar’s Hidden Costs

Frequently hidden, Academy Award costs relate to gifts given to the major nominees and the host, to the speeches and even to our taxes.

The Oscar Costs That No One Mentions

The tax breaks we give films, the taxes owed by stars for their gift bags and the winners’ speeches at the Academy Awards all show there is no free lunch.

The Cost and Benefit of An Oscar

An Oscar could be worth 4 years. Hypothesizing that higher social status can extend a life, researchers report that actors who win an Academy Award can expect to live 3.9 years longer than those who lost. Their conclusions were based…

Cost Benefit Analysis: An Academy Award Oscar

An Oscar could be worth 4 years. Hypothesizing that higher social status can extend a life, researchers report that actors who win an Academy Award can expect to live 3.9 years longer than those who lost. Their conclusions were based…

Inequality and Movie Stars

Did you know that Academy Award winners live longer than losers? Much more than a trivia fact, Academy Award winner longevity provided researchers with data about inequality. As reported in the May 15, 2001 issue of The Annals of Internal…