Carol Leifer on Writing for the Oscars


Seinfeld writer Carol Leifer is currently writing for her seventh Oscars, her third with Billy Crystal as host. In this interview, she explains the division of labor among the writers (one team for Crystal and one for the rest of the show) and how seriously Ben Stiller takes his material (very). Meanwhile, the rest of the world can use the information she gives us to start thinking about our own Oscar pools. I’m looking for two to one odds that the broadcast goes black and white and silent at some point for a joke about being sucked into The Artist; any takers?