The 2020 Oscars: A Recap

Frances McDormand and Chloé Zhao

In 1947, everyone knew that Rosalind Russell was a lock to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mourning Becomes Electra. She had even hired Hollywood’s go-to PR expert, Henry Rogers, to run her campaign. Rogers, who had gotten Joan Crawford and Olivia de Havilland their Oscars in 1945 and 1946, respectively, went all out to get Russell her win.

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Jeremy Fassler

Jeremy Fassler

Freelance writer and journalist. Bylines: The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, etc. Co-author of The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon.