8 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2011
Date Written: January 27, 2011
We analyzed the marital histories of all Best Actor and Best Actress Academy Award nominees from 1936 to 2010 to determine the effect of a sudden status shift on marriage survival. We find that Oscar wins are associated with a greater risk of divorce for Best Actresses, but not for Best Actors. This asymmetry is consistent with gender dynamics documented in marriages among the general population.
Keywords: Divorce, Careers, Gender
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Stuart, H. Colleen and Moon, Sue and Casciaro, Tiziana, The Oscar Curse: Status Dynamics and Gender Differences in Marital Survival (January 27, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1749612 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1749612