Why do we care who wins an Oscar?

Photo of the red carpetWith the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Grammys already come and gone, the granddaddy of the red carpet season arrives Sunday, Feb. 22.

Yes, Toto, it’s the Oscars.

Millions of Americans who earn normal salaries and actually pay for their own clothes, haircuts and jewelry will gather around televisions to watch beautiful, wealthy famous people celebrate each other.

Why?

NIU sociologist Kerry Ferris explains it all in the NIU Newsroom.

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