Is the turmoil at the Oscars a bigger story than the awards themselves?
Comedian Kevin Hart was tapped to preside over this year's ceremony, but stepped down shortly after homophobic tweets from the early 2000s resurfaced.
The academy also drew ire for announcing that it would continue to give out awards during the commercial breaks. It reversed that decision after a backlash from within the industry.
And, though #OscarsSoWhite is no longer trending on Twitter, its criticisms still loom large over this year's ceremony.
MPR's Cube Critics, Euan Kerr and Steph Curtis, asked film critic Gil Robertson IV and Aisha Harris, senior culture editor at the New York Times, whether anything from the ceremony will be more newsworthy than the headlines leading up to it.
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