The Reagan Administration Labeled a Film “Propaganda.” It Won an Oscar.

From a Washington Post story by Matthew Hays headlined “The Reagan administration labeled a film ‘propaganda.’ It won an Oscar.”:

When the nominations were announced for the 55th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 17, 1983, speculation focused on which film would take the Best Picture Oscar: Would it be the audience-favorite cross-dressing farce “Tootsie,” or would the Academy’s notorious anti-comedy bias hand the trophy to the critical darling biopic “Gandhi”?