Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2024

Faculty Advisor(s)

Jan Osborn


This paper focuses on the discourse surrounding the Academy Awards, often referred to as the Oscars. The differences in discourse between people working in the film industry and those who watch movies are analyzed, as they represent the supplier and recipient of films and filmmaking. These two groups offer varied perspectives on the topic. The discourse of another group, a group in-between–student filmmakers–is also analyzed. To many people, what makes a film “good” is quite subjective, so the Academy Awards are often a subject of discourse. One particular focus of discourse will be the 2024 Academy Awards. There were a variety of opinions on the film Barbie’s nominations; people were particularly upset that Margot Robbie was not nominated for the Best Actress category, and that Greta Gerwig was not nominated for the Best Director category.


Presented at the Spring 2024 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.