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Topic - Patrick Goldstein
Film academy president Tom Sherak is coming to Oprah Winfrey's defense.
This is bad news for the Tiger Moms, but an academic credential isn't always the biggest banana in the bunch. The academic dropout, though nobody's role model, is sometimes the overachiever.
"Winfrey has done good work in the world, but that's not enough to merit an Oscar," he writes, and plenty of anonymous Internet posters on Wednesday agree.
The dream factory, he writes, is "a place that's been run for nearly a century by men who never made it through or even to college. The original moguls were famously uneducated, often having started as peddlers or furriers before finding their perches atop the studio dream factories."