Leo DiCaprio whined to an Oscar campaign strategist: ‘When am I going to win?’


We talk a lot about Oscar campaigns and who’s actively campaigning and who needs to tone it down. I feel like there’s some misunderstanding of what a modern Oscar campaign entails. Basically, unless you’re Daniel Day-Lewis, you have to easily go through 50 events to win an Oscar. You have to shake a lot of hands. You have to smile and pose for photos with voters. You have to be accessible to the media. You have to be gracious and grateful for the opportunity. And while I just name-checked DDL, even he did some campaigning for his last two Oscars. He just did it so well that it didn’t look like campaigning.

Anyway, the NYT profiled Peggy Siegal, one of the people who organizes events around the Oscars and helps guide stars through the process. She’s a publicist, hostess and Oscar-whisperer, basically. She has some interesting stories! Some highlights:

How she helped ’12 Years a Slave’ win Best Picture: “Nobody wanted to see this film because of the violence. I would send e-mails at one o’clock in the morning [to Fox Searchlight executives], “Here are 10 more voters who won’t see your film.” Two weeks before the ballots closed they came out with, “It’s time.” And “it’s time” meant that you didn’t have to see the film but you had to do the right thing.”

Helping Leonardo DiCaprio: “A year ago I saw him at a party in St. Barth’s at Christmas, and he said, “Siegal, who’s going to win the Oscars? I have to call my bookie.” Well, Julianne Moore is going to win for her fourth nomination. And he said, “When am I going to win? I’ve had four nominations.” And I said, “When you’re in a wheelchair you’ll get the Irving Thalberg award.” He was not happy about that. A year later, I said, “It’s your year, you’re winning. You’ve got to do the campaigning, you’ve got to go to the mats because you’re going to win.” I’m not the only one who said this to him. He did it with grace and class and he wrote all of his own speeches, and he was perfect.”

[From Vanity Fair]

I’m side-eyeing the hell out of the 12 Years thing. I get that not everybody saw the film, but I want to believe that people voted for it because it actually was a brilliant film and not because of “white guilt” or because an Oscar-whisperer said so. As for the Leo story – which is getting the most attention – I believe it, I just don’t believe that Leo wants that story out there. Or maybe he doesn’t even care at this point. This is his year, and everyone has made their peace with the fact that he’s going to win. But just this: “When am I going to win? I’ve had four nominations.” I hope he said it in a super-whiney voice too.

Siegal also says there’s so much love for Sylvester Stallone, he’ll probably win Best Supporting Actor too because he’s been so gracious. I sort of agree with that – Stallone has been very respectful and gracious, and he’s also given a lot of credit to Ryan Coogler and Michael B Jordan. Stallone was even prepared to boycott the Oscars for #OscarsSoWhite, and he asked Coogler what he should do. That makes me like Stallone even more, and I hope that when he wins, he uses that opportunity to speak about his African-American collaborators.


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  1. Frankie says:

    What’s really sad about this story is its really not about talent but popularity same with Grammys … However that said Leo deserves an Oscar

    • Mia4s says:

      You’ve kind of figured out the formula. The Oscars are not about talent, he’s not getting the Oscar for talent. He’s getting it for popularity. That’s fine but ten minutes after he does everyone is going to shrug. This is not a “great performance”, it’s not even his best performance. Maybe he’s fine with that but I get the feeling it might bother him.

      • Pinky says:

        So agree. Not a lot of acting went into that role. It’s more action adventure than demonstrative of any talent. 15 years ago that performance would not have even been part of the discussion. But whatever. Why fight the inevitable? Rarely do people win Oscars for the performances for which they were most deserving. Denzel for Training Day? Come ON!


      • joan says:

        I’d love to see ANYone else beat him out, just to wipe that smug look off his face.

    • ahoyhoy says:

      Not just popularity, but especially if you’ve made good money for the industry over many films. Like a reward. They’ll give it to a person like that in a weak year, for a random role. Like Julianne Moore for “Still Alice” last year (she deserved it so much more for other work), and when George Clooney won for “Syriana” (?), or Kate Winslet for “The Reader”.
      This ‘rule’ is the only reason I fear Matt Damon has a chance to spoil poor Leo’s year: Matty D has been such a good soldier for so many years, a hard worker who tirelessly promotes every project with a smile, and mostly stays out of negative press too.
      (Matty’s rep HAS been a bit stained by his racially tone deaf comments on the last “Project Greenlight”. Good news for Leo!)

      I’m waiting for this to happen for poor Amy Adams.

      • kai says:

        I don’t think the Academy members care about racially tone deaf comments….
        I’d love to see Matt Damon snatch that Oscar away from under Leo’s nose!

      • Luce says:

        I would LOVE for Matt Damon to steal this from Leo!! It would make my Oscar night.

    • V4Real says:

      I doubt the voters didn’t see 12 Years because it was too violent. DJango Unchained had triple the violence and it won for Best Original Screenplay and Christoph Waltz won for best supporting actor.

      I believe if they didn’t see the film it was because they were not interested in seeing a film about slavery or a Black man and his plight to become a free man once again..

    • Emma - The JP Lover says:

      @Frankie, who wrote: “What’s really sad about this story is its really not about talent but popularity same with Grammys …”

      You know, I used to think that about the Grammys until a genuinely surprised Christina Aguilera (who didn’t campaign at all, wasn’t invited to perform, and only attended with her Manager) won the Best New Artist Grammy over Brittney Spears and Ricky Martins–both of whom had campaigned, and both of whom were invited to perform. It was just like this year with Leo and the Oscars as everyone just knew either Brittney or Ricky (both so hot and trendy you’d get a burn just by standing next to them) would win the ‘Best New Artist’ Award. They had both just performed and the camera panned to them standing backstage. Everyone was shocked when the name read was “Christina Aguilera.” It renewed my faith in the voting process. :)

  2. Naya says:

    Poor Leo is going to be so depressed after this whole episode. Anytime you have to work this hard to convince people that you are the best, then you probably are not the best. Its going to hit him a few mornings later how hollow that win really was, Lucas better stock up on the tissues and coke.

    • Frankie says:

      Doubt think he be just fine.

    • Deedee says:

      And VS models.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Yeah I mean he has to know the Academy are giving it to him because they have Leo fatigue & not because he deserves it. There’s an online game making fun of him (it’s actually very addicting once you start playing) that hits right at it. So does it mean more or less to him, & does it really count for him? I really wish to be a blonde 20 something Victoria’s secret model in the room to hear what he has to say about it.

    • LAK says:

      The same could be said for Randy Newman, Halle Berry, Al Pacino and Martin Scorcese, all of whom won because ‘it was time’.

      I remember being shocked that neither Al, Randy nor Martin had ever won the oscar despite multiple nominations and the stellar films on their records.

      And when they finally won, it was for mediocre films. All because ‘it was time’ and that was entirety of their campaigns too.

      Ditto Halle. Without wanting to get into the specifics of her role and whether she deserved to win, the feeling in Hollywood and the campaign was very much of the ‘it’s time’ variety rather than genuine judgement of her talent or the role.

      Their wins have always felt compromised to me as a result.

      • V4Real says:

        You forgot Kim Basinger and Sandra Bullock.

        I also think Jenifer Lawrence Oscar was a make up Oscar for Winter’s Bone. I bet I ruffle some feathers with this one.

      • Bridget says:

        Kim Basinger’s Oscar was because they wanted to give LA Confidential an award, but it was never going to beat Titanic for the big ones. Though I absolutely love that movie and think it’s far superior, and she really was great.

        Re: Leo. He’ll win, but I wonder if it’s going to stick in his craw that he had to get down and dirty and really work for it, and that everyone has seen how desperate he really is for that Oscar.

      • K2 says:

        I agree with you on Lawrence, actually. I like her a lot, but I didn’t think that performance was Oscar-worthy, while Winter’s Bone was.

    • Elle says:

      Yea I liked Fassbender’s performance more. The dialogue was quick and smart and his delivery was engaging. Leo’s performance was mostly “suffering and the movie was very slow paced. Too much misery for me. I don’t really enjoy movies that are super grim. Although, it was visually stunning.

  3. Esther says:

    the Oscars are such a sham. free of merit.

    why do people even campaign when they fully know its not about the best actor? i get having ambition being the best but when you know that its a popularity contest (which strongly favours extroverts by the way) why bother?

    • ell says:

      they campaign because they think they are the best actors, so they deserve it.

      • Esther says:

        im not talking about deserving, of course they all have a massive sense of entitlement and narcisissm, they are actors after all but when you know it has nothing to with your acting you should realize its worthless.

  4. Rachel says:

    I don’t understand how someone could do these kinds of interviews and still have a job afterward…

    • Pinky says:

      That is some kind of bean-spiller, self back-patter nonsense. Someone’s going to, at best, muzzle her and, at worst?…she needs protection from El Guapo.


    • Nori says:

      Probably that she figured that the people doing the hiring won’t be people like Leo but execs. And this gets her coverage. Best ever free advertising for herself.

  5. jeanpierre says:

    I hope he won’t win for this utter boring movie.

  6. One2 says:

    To me it seems like he’s going to win off of sympathy and not for an amazing performance. I have heard The Revenant is a good film but not his strongest performance. Me personally, i wouldn’t want to win an award just beacuse i don’t have one but for a truly great preformance. Im not saying he isnt deserving of one, he should have won many many years ago ( Whats eating Gilbert Grape ).

  7. Lucy says:

    I agree with you about Sly. Creed was fantastic and I liked him a lot in it, without having seen any of the Rocky movies. I hope he wins Supporting Actor too.

    • kri says:

      I’m betting Sly will be bringing Mr.Jordan up with him if he wins. Stallone has been around a long time, and I think he’s more a class act than many of them. MBJ should have been nominated. He was fabulous.Again. Just like he was in Fruitvale.

  8. MacScore says:

    I also think it’s entirely possible that Leonardo DiCaprio just said, perhaps even in a somewhat bemused tone of voice, “huh… wonder when I’m going to win…?” (Which is completely understandable, given the fact that he’s been nominated so many times and always walked away empty-handed). Also, you quoted Siegal herself as saying that Leo did the whole campaigning thing “with grace and class” – an observation which was supported by some media during the BAFTA events too, so there isn’t really any evidence at all that he was “whiny”.

    • Christin says:

      I didn’t pick up any whiny tone in that exchange, either. He just responded to something she said that applied to him.

      These awards are over-rated. Lots of actors have been passed over for years. Some of my favorite performers from the 1930s–1950s era movies never won. Some were big names at the time, but now only those of us classic movie fans recognize their names.

    • SugarQuill says:

      Count me among those that didn’t pick up on any whininess from Leo. However, I’ve gotten used to the fact that this site majorly dislikes him and therefore puts a negative spin on anything and everything related to Leo.

    • Kitten says:

      MTE. I mean, isn’t it kind of NORMAL for an actor to wonder aloud if an Oscar is in the cards after being nominated four times in the past, within the context of a conversation about this very subject? Ugh.

      This site has the unique ability to make me like those celebs that are overwhelmingly-hated.

      On that note, I hope Leo gets his Oscar this year.

      • V4Real says:


        I like Leo. People seem to hate him because of his dating habits; not because he’s an ass or something like that.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah and while his dating habits are questionable, at the end of the day it’s his business and he isn’t hurting anyone.

        I’ve never heard anything about Leo being less that the consummate professional. He’s passionate about acting and he’s a damn good actor at that. All actors want an Oscar but Leo is one of the few that actually DESERVES it. I haven’t seen Revenant yet but my bro who is a huge movie buff said it was FANTASTIC and that Leo did a great job. Eh. Maybe people just like to give sh*t to actors who are campaigning…seems to be the trend.

      • Bridget says:

        I don’t hate Leo (though I find this whole Oscar thing amusing) but I’m disappointed in the movies he makes nowadays. Aside from Django, they’re all super serious Very Important movies, all of which are about very serious subjects that everyone’s dad would find interesting. There’s no humor, no risk, he’s just moving from Oscar bait project with an A-list director to another Oscar bait project with an A-list director. But then again, this is all subjective and my opinion only means as much as the price of 1 single movie ticket.

    • minx says:

      He’s a very good actor. Haven’t seen this one so I don’t know if he deserves it or not, but he’s had a strong body of work.
      Some people have it in for him because he sleeps around. Meh, he’s single, he can do what he wants.

      • SM says:

        With all the circus surrounding this film I went in being quite sceptical. And I liked it. I imagine in terms of execution it was ahard one to pull off and cinematography really is quite something (my husband did not like it as we europeans are used to natural lightning as most of films here are done that way not as a result of artistic choice but due to lack of funding). As I said before Leo pulled off a performance that in my opinion would have been noticed. The bad thing is that people managing his campaign did NOT do their job and instead of going a subtile campaigning they treated this a a run for a president of the galaxy. Everyone is just tired of him.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      Yup. I always think that when future generations, long after these people have retired/died/etc, look at the list of Academy Award recipients as a way to see the “best” performances, they may think, “Well, I guess that was a weak year because that wasn’t very good at all.” When really they may have had far better work that’s been overlooked, or it was awarded contextually (“it’s time”).

    • Nori says:

      I imagine him just saying that in a business voice. I think he’s a very well-studied operator in HW. Good actor who parties hard, but when it comes down to it, he’s good at building relationship and working with directors because he loves movies, and he’s totally realistic about how the awards game is played.

  9. aims says:

    I think that Leo’s a great actor. His recent work is really good. My thing is though, this years Oscar’s are so blatantly white and it’s showing the racial inequality within the “organization “. That this isn’t a good year for the Oscars. If I were an actress, of course I would feel honored to have been nominated. But there would also be a feeling of saddens as well, knowing that great and brilliant black actors were excluded from an award that they should also be in the running for. It just doesn’t sit well with me.

  10. Frankie says:

    So he campaigned so what! It’s part of the job and show he takes seriously. Taylor campaigned all year for Grammy so what she won … So what we saying is should frown upon hard work . No they deserve thier wins they put in the work

  11. Soprana says:

    Google “Leo’s red carpet rampage.” Best thing you will see all day

  12. lem says:

    I get Leo complaining though. He’s one of the best actors out there, and yet b/c of his personal life, his professional work isn’t acknowledged for the caliber that it is. I would be frustrated too.

    I watched Creed this weekend and while I’m incredibly disappointed that Michael B. Jordan isn’t being acknowledged for his work, I was really surprised by how much I liked Stallone in it. I thought the movie was amazing and sure enough, I was crying by the end of it (although I’m going to fault hormones and stress as well).

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I don’t get the complaining at all. He’s insanely successful, he makes crazy amounts of money and nobody would ever argue that he’s not a good actor. He is a critically acclaimed actor. So he has absolutely everything this business can give you plus the personal life he wants. He didn’t go the Ben Affleck route and choose a life that wasn’t for him just to look good. The ONLY thing missing is that gold statue. He is complaining about having it all except a gold statue. That is childish. In 1994 he could’ve won for playing Arnie Grape but if you look at the list of nominees, that was a crazy year. Frickin’ Ralph Fiennes lost that year for his role in Schindler’s List.

      In the past 15 years, he has played very interesting parts in sometimes fantastic movies. I just haven’t seen that much range from him. Maybe that’s why he never won.

      I do love Sly. If he wins, I’ll be so happy. He is so much better than people give him credit for.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think he’s a good actor too, but I don’t agree that he hasn’t been acknowledged for it. He’s had 4 nominations, 3 of them best actor nominations in the past 10 years or so. There’s a lot of amazing actors out there who haven’t achieved that. I don’t know if his personal life played into it at all, or if he was just up against other actors who gave strong performances.

    • lem says:

      I don’t disagree he has been highly acknowledged for his work–I just meant with the award that most actors/actresses strive for. An Academy Award is the highest award and he hasn’t won it. And looking back, I don’t get why he was awarded for one for some movies but not other (seriously his performance in blood diamond was good but not anywhere near as good as his performance in the departed—how he wasn’t nominated for that blows my mind). I haven’t seen The Revenant so I’m not sure he should win *this* year– I’m just saying that I’m really surprised he hasn’t won yet b/c I think he’s been had roles he should have won for (and wasn’t even nominated for).

      Also I do think his personal life plays into it. It has been discussed ad nauseum on this site that Affleck put on the happy family campaign to win for Argo and how the academy really cares about that whole wholesome family picture which Leo refuses to play into.

    • Bridget says:

      Look at the years that Leo has been nominated, and who actually won that year:

      Gilbert Grape – Tommy Lee Jones took it home for The Fugitive
      The Aviator – Jamie Foxx for Ray
      Blood Diamond – Forest Whittacre took it home for The Last King Of Scotland
      The Wolf of Wall Street – Matthew McConaghey for Dallas Buyer’s Club

      He got beat fair and square, they had nothing to do with his personal life. And even then, he’s only gotten flack for the cheesy personal life for the last few years, which would have only affected his last nom and even then no one was going to give him an Oscar for The Wolf Of Wall Street.

    • anne says:

      I won’t say if it’s fair or not, but I’ve heard it said that, within the industry, there is a perception of Leo as the golden boy who hasn’t faced any character-building difficulties and hasn’t really been forced to grow. there’s no “obstacle” in his life story. he’s never had to slay the dragon. i think, on some level, that has played a part in Hollywood’s not wanting to reward him. it almost feels superfluous.

  13. Christina says:

    Leo hasn’t even been nominated for some amazing performances like revolutionary road, django unchained, and hell he was amazing in gatsby so I totally understand his frustrations.
    It must also suck when first comers like Eddie redmayne win on the first try ( that said Eddie was amazing in theory of everything) or when Jared Leto won for Dallas buyers club and the year before he had claimed he was quitting acting to focus on his music so I get Leo’s frustrations

  14. kri says:

    It’s like Prom King/Queen. It kind of depresses me that you have these “Oscar whisperers” that sound more like bookies who can slant things with emails and scams. Do thing the right thing, eh Oscar lady? This so-called Academy apparently doesn’t even know what the right thing is. #OscarsIsHighSchoolAllOverAgain.

    • Lirko says:

      Yes, it’s quite the joke. Understanding this process leaves me baffled as to why any serious actor gives an ish about winning one. I guess it’s a marketability thing? Do you get paid more having won one? I’m not really getting it…

    • lucy2 says:

      It is pretty ridiculous. That “do the right thing” comment is really depressing. The right thing would be everyone watch all the movies, and then vote for the best.

  15. LAK says:

    The minute I saw creed last autumn, I hoped Stallone would be nominated, and when he was nominated, I knew he would win.

  16. Chinoiserie says:

    Since Leo has never been the best of his category when nominated (I do not know about this year, have not seen any of the nominees actually) and men usually have to wait until 40s to win I do not think that Leo not winning has been unusual at all. But since he constantly makes quality films that people actually see it is understandable that people want him to win. But I do not know why he really feels he needs to win, he is in the top of his career anyway and everyone has always known he would get one eventually.

  17. Eleonor says:

    I really liked Stallone behaviour, and seriously if everything now it’s all PR (which saddenly I believe) I hope he wins and say something about this mess.

  18. potatopie says:

    I hope he gets a good dose of the Oscar curse and ends up doing cruddy films from here on out. I do believe it has turned into a popularity contest instead of “who did the best quality acting job”. I mean – Anne Hathaway, seriously? She went overboard on the whole campaigning business – but, I think the curse has gotten her! haha!!!! Good -

  19. Soprana says:

    Amy Adams has had FIVE nominations and has never won.

    The late, great Peter O’Toole was nominated EIGHT times.

    I have never heard stories of either of them asking aloud “when am I going to win?”

    Edit: OK, O’Toole initially refused his lifetime achievement award, but it seems he had a sense of humor about it

    In a business where most actors are lucky if they book an Oreos commercial, I really can’t justify Leo’s entitlement

    • lucy2 says:

      You nailed it. There are many who have done stellar work their entire career and never get the nominations, accolades, or money that Leo gets. And excellent point about the struggle that most actors face.
      I think it’s fine to want to win, but I can’t get on board with the sense of entitlement.

    • CornyBlue says:

      But has Amy Adams suffered for her art like Leo has??? Don’t you see how a rich straight white man is being discriminated against by other rich straight white men ????

    • Cee says:

      Thank you! Agree with all of this.

    • Nori says:

      In the end, all the Oscars cares about is itself. All the drama and disappointments and well-deserveds and unexpected wins just keeps people watching if not exactly happy. Everyone knows award shows aren’t 100% fair but when you see a great win – like Leo for the Rev this year (it’s gonna happen) – it’s superb.

    • Pepper says:

      Adams campaigns have gotten more and more desperate each year. I mean, she launched a full campaign for Big Eyes even though the dire quality of the film should have made it obvious it wasn’t worth the effort. She really wants one.

  20. SM says:

    I believe he said that with tears in his eyes. And regarding 12 years: “Two weeks before the ballots closed they came out with, “It’s time.” And “it’s time” meant that you didn’t have to see the film but you had to do the right thing.” who’s they?

  21. Josefina says:

    Just goes to show how meaningless the Oscars are. You have to work hard to get one, but not in the actual movie.

  22. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    12 Years a Slave is an undeniably difficult watch–it’s so hard to not get emotional and be angry and disgusted that a human being was treated like that. Solomon Northup’s story is one of the most important of our time. For Peggy whatever her name is to reduce that Oscar to “just doing the right thing” is stupid. It’s an incredible and IMPORTANT film based on an amazing life.

    DiCaprio deserves his award. He has deserved it for years. His performances are consistently fantastic and have almost always been better than the performances of the other actors who’ve beat him. He’s been robbed on multiple occasions, but especially Gilbert Grape. This is a case of at least one person in the Academy having a personal gripe with him and him losing out because of it. I sincerely hope he wins this year.

    • Josefina says:

      You’re giving the Academy voters way too much respect. Several of them admitted voting for the movie without watching it because it “felt right” (you can look that up in this very site). It’s an undeniably great and important film. But mind you, the Academy was the same group of racist old white men it was back then than it is right now. Even when the best candidate wins, it’s because of the right campaigning. That’s just how this game is played.

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        “But mind you, the Academy was the same group of racist old white men it was back then than it is right now. Even when the best candidate wins, it’s because of the right campaigning. That’s just how this game is played.”

        True. You’re right.

  23. Incredulous says:

    I believe both stories and, no, it is not Leo’s year. He is the worst actor in the Revenant. He’s very good and everything but everyone else is great, especially Domhnall Gleeson.

  24. CornyBlue says:

    I feel like i would have liked The Revenant if its narrative of how difficult it was to shoot was not pushed down my throat. As a film it is visually stunning and Chivo should and will win but that is about it.


    I honestly don’t want Leo to win the Oscar just for the fact that it would be HILARIOUS. I have nothing against him, but he’s clearly wanted this for so long and SO bad, I just want to see him pout and whine some more.

    • Josefina says:

      This so much. I want him to lose for the morbid pleasure it will bring. When he lost for WoWS it was hilarious. Now it’ll be the same but 10 times stronger.

      • AtlLady says:

        I understand that Leo has a legion of fans but I am not one. He does nothing for me. I always feel that if you poked your finger in his belly, he would giggle and sound exactly like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. I know The Revenant is based on a book but is it really all that different from A Man Called Horse or Jeremiah Johnson?

  26. Guesto says:

    Still looking and failing to see the ‘whine’ in Leo’s comments.

    I agree with others on here that The Revenant is not really the film he should win an Oscar for, but on the strength of countless past Oscar-worthy roles of his, I’d love to see him get to take one home this time round.

  27. Jade says:

    I just want Steve Harvey to announce the Best Actor award.

  28. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Leo, to answer your question: February 28, 2016

  29. FF says:

    Well it’s nice to have my suspicions vindicated.

    Also, the problems with the Academy and Hollywood hadn’t gone anywhere when 12 Years won, so it makes sense: her comments speak to the same problems that gave us #OscarsSoWhite parts 1 and 2. If they were pushed to do “the right thing” then they would feel a four-year break from PoC noms necessary to the point of mainly recognising only the white participants in the films nominated with PoC leads.

    This also ties into Winslet’s assertion that it’s Leo’s “turn” this year. Guess she knows the same people given all her wins. Vikander better learn!

  30. Tara says:

    Oh dear that does not make Leo look good. It’s also insulting to 12 Years a Slave when it’s a good movie and doesn’t deserve the “it’s time” type of charity. It’s statements like that lady’s that make me realize the Oscars should not even matter any more. It’s all a circus and whoever has the most money put on their campaign usually wins. I’m not even going to watch the Oscars this year. People should stop acting so touched and emotional when they win because it doesn’t mean you’re great. It means the powers that be just decided it was your time and you had a good campaign.

  31. anne says:

    it is sad. the prestige we all associate with “Oscar” evaporates once you see behind this curtain.