Film Studies

Remote Classroom: All About Oscar

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:30 pm ET (75-90 minutes)  
Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Ph.D., Senior Director of Education, BMFI

The Academy Awards are the granddaddy of all show business accolades—without them, there would be no Emmys, Grammys, or Tony Awards. Whether you are a casual movie fan, a committed cinephile, or work in the film industry in any capacity, you care about the Oscars. They can make or break careers, determine how hundreds of millions of dollars are spent, and shape the movies we see. But how much do we really know about them? Join us to learn about the origins and development of the Oscars, and to better understand what the different categories represent, how the process works, and how the awards have changed to reflect the very unusual year at the movies that was 2020. 

Students will receive email confirmation of their registration immediately, and another email with instructions for joining the class via Zoom about 24 hours before the lecture. Please be sure to check your clutter/junk/spam folders for these emails. If you cannot locate these emails, please email us.

Course Information

$15 for members, $20 for non-members


  • Tuesday, April 20 · 6:30 pm