Lin-Manuel Miranda on His Lifelong Oscars Obsession and Why the Show Still Matters (Guest Column) | Hollywood Reporter: "I don't think of it as the be-all and end-all — I think of it as a collection of moments. It's a glimpse behind the scenes of Hollywood and a glimpse of actors and filmmakers being themselves in a very unguarded, public moment. It's Sally Field saying, "You really like me." Or it's Denzel Washington winning the best actor Oscar on the same night that Sidney Poitier got the lifetime achievement award and saying, "Forty years I've been chasing Sidney, they finally give it to me. What do they do — they give it to him the same night." Which was the great line of the night that year. It's a chance of seeing artists being themselves and not hiding behind a role."
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