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  • Eva Deuchert

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  • Kossi Adjamah

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  • Florian Pauly

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Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of Oscar nominations and awards on movies’ financial success by estimating the impact on weekly returns and on movies’ survival time. Our findings suggest that nominations for Oscars generate substantial extra revenues, while winning an award contributes only little to this extra rent. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Cultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 29 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 159-176

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:29:y:2005:i:3:p:159-176

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Keywords: Academy Awards; blockbusters; motion pictures; superstars;

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Cited by:
  1. Pablo Brañas-Garza & María Paz Espinosa, 2008. "Unraveling Public Good Games," ThE Papers 08/01, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..
  2. Morris Holbrook & Michela Addis, 2008. "Art versus commerce in the movie industry: a Two-Path Model of Motion-Picture Success," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 87-107, June.
  3. Betty Agnani & Henry Aray, 2010. "Subsidies and awards in movie production," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(15), pages 1509-1511.
  4. Henry Aray & Betty Agnani, 2007. "And the Oscar goes to ..... Peeeeedrooooo!," ThE Papers 07/03, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..
  5. Caroline Elliott & Rob Simmons, 2008. "Determinants of UK Box Office Success: The Impact of Quality Signals," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer, vol. 33(2), pages 93-111, September.
  6. Francis Lee, 2009. "Cultural discount of cinematic achievement: the academy awards and U.S. movies’ East Asian box office," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 33(4), pages 239-263, November.
  7. Jordi McKenzie, 2009. "Revealed word-of-mouth demand and adaptive supply: survival of motion pictures at the Australian box office," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 33(4), pages 279-299, November.
  8. A. E. Scorcu & R. Zanola, 2011. "Survival in the Cultural Market: The Case of Temporary Exhibitions," Working Paper Series 36_11, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
  9. Melissa Boyle & Lesley Chiou, 2009. "Broadway productions and the value of a Tony Award," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 33(1), pages 49-68, February.
  10. Michela Ponzo & Vincenzo Scoppa, 2013. "Experts’ Awards and Economic Success: Evidence from an Italian Literary Prize," CSEF Working Papers 335, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.
  11. Ana Suárez-Vázquez, 2011. "Critic power or star power? The influence of hallmarks of quality of motion pictures: an experimental approach," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 119-135, May.
  12. John Ashworth & Bruno Heyndels & Kristien Werck, 2010. "Expert judgements and the demand for novels in Flanders," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 34(3), pages 197-218, August.

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