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Karen McDevitt previews the "Oscars" with WWJ-AM

February 25, 2013

Wayne State University Department of Communication film and media arts faculty member Dr. Karen McDevitt previewed the 85th annual Academy Awards. McDevitt described how winning some of the year's previous awards, such as the Golden Globe and SAG awards, along with leading in the marketing budget race, often are strong indicators of which nominees should be considered front runners to take home the Oscar. McDevitt also commented about a local connection to this year's Academy Awards, the documentary 'Searching for Sugar Man,' the subject of which is Detroit resident [and 1981 Wayne State alumnus] Sixto Rodriguez. "It's got great music but it's got an even greater true story," McDevitt said. "It's got grit, it's got heart, it starts out in Detroit in the 1960s, it's poetic - how can you go wrong?"