TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards

1976 | 00:59:27 | United States | English | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Television, Video History

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Mixing documentary reality with clever comic invention, TVTV decked itself out in tuxedos and ankle-length gowns to cover Hollywood's annual celebration. Following several nominees on the day of the event, TVTV takes the viewer behind the scenes, exposing the hazards and exhilaration of being a "star". Throughout, Lily Tomlin appears as a middle-American housewife watching the awards at home on TV, and her deadpan humor about the ephemeral nature of fame serves as a delightful counterpoint to all the serious ego-stroking going on.