After the Oscars
Now all the fuss is over it's a good time to pause and reflect for a moment. The hype of the Oscars is part of the buzz of the film industry and over the top though it all is, it reflects a truth about the business of acting with which actors have to live.
In the commercial world of film production and promotion an Oscar is the ultimate reward. The "Oscar" carries the image of being the pot of gold at the end of every actor's rainbow. Yet from the variety of views examined by the media in recent times it can be assumed that the quality of the acting is only one of the considerations amongst many others that all seem to be perceived as contributing factors when it comes to Oscar selection,
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Actors have to live with the side effects of the awards circus.
and build your own understanding of the process that achieved these outcomes.
From this information you can continue to develop and practice your own acting skills to enable your performance contribution in the next story you are involved in telling to be truthful, purposeful and rewarding.
Jack Thompson suggested, in assessing the outcome of the 2002 Oscars, that Russell Crowe's most important task was to start work on preparing for his next role - for his job is to be a good actor and not an award collector. Jack's comment provides a most appropriate focus for all actors.
Keep working - the real rewards are in doing the next job well.
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