The Oscar's 'Meta-Film' Bias and What This Says About Human Nature | Troy Campbell

February 23, 2015 7:23 PM

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The Oscar's 'Meta-Film' Bias and What This Says About Human Nature | Troy Campbell

For the third time in four years, the Oscar for Best Picture has gone to a film about film -- a "meta-film" if you will. In 2011, The Artist examined film and art from behind the scenes and last year, Birdman did the same with a darker edge.

The 2012 best picture went to Argo prompting Stephen Colbert to incisively comment, "Big surprise, Hollywood honors the film where Hollywood is the hero." Notably, the only recent year without a meta-film winner, 2013, was also the only year without a meta-film in the Best Picture category.

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