The tradition has begun The Academy has controversially decided to delete four categories from the live broadcast of the 91st Oscars.
According to the Hollywood Reporter wins the awards For the best cinematography, film editing, live action short film as well as make-up and hairstyling are presented during the commercial breaks and not as usual when airing.
The plan for the presentation during the commercial breaks was reportedly formulated by the Board of Governors of the Academy in London in August, but which categories were not yet decided at that time.
We know it. Although the cuts are said to shorten the show – 24 awards in three hours – they have angered many who describe them as disrespectful.
Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, who has made the best picture and the best director for . The Shape of Water from 2018, especially cinematography and editing, are "the heart of our craft … they are the cinema itself". His film was nominated for both categories last year.
If I may: I would not guess which categories are cut during the Oscars show, but – cinematography and editing are at the heart of our crafting. They are not inherited from a theatrical tradition or a literary tradition: they are the cinema itself.
– Guillermo del Toro (@ RealGDT) February 12, 2019
Others criticized the decision and described it as "reprehensible" , "
The Oscars get shit because they are elitist, but they are one of the few awards that winners in the craft categories have to endorse.This is a pity.) Pity for the academy, shame on ABC, if you do not spend more than 3 hours Oscars love, do not love the Oscars https://t.co/zSNOTDHhSQ[19659008-ChrisSchleicher(@cschleichsrun) February 11, 2019
Even though the warm-up number and the Monologue of a host take time, they feel that they still need to remove the live broadcast?!? Shameful.These categories were their only time to shine.
– Jon Forsythe and Vote on 6. November (@JonJForsythe) February 12, 2019
Let us apply the logic [of1945] (TheAcademy ) (in descent) 4 categories to commercial breaks) to the Oscars of LAST YEAR.
. 1 Cinematography:
Roger Deakins finally wins after 13 defeats. He gets a standing ovation.
"I really love my work, I've been doing it for a long time, as you can see." pic.twitter.com/mu39FnPJUM
– Rhett Bartlett (@dialmformovies) February 11, 2019
The President of the Academy, John Bailey, announced the decision to lower prices in the Advertising continues a membership e-mail from Monday, reports THR.
"The visuals for the Academy Awards are changing fast in our current multimedia world, and our show needs to evolve to successfully promote films to a worldwide audience," he wrote.
Bailey said the four categories would be streamed online in partnership with ABC and on Oscar.com and the Academy's social channels.
He also said the four categories could turn over in the coming years, and those selected this year will guarantee a place on live television next year. The speeches of the four ad-break winners may be aired later in the program, though this may be timed to change.
The cuts are the latest in a series of unpopular announcements by the Academy, including the announcement of the People's Film category and the possible curtailment of performances of original song nominees – since then this step has been reversed and all nominees have been pledged (although Kendrick Lamar and SZA have not confirmed a performance of "All the Stars")
All that is out of the turmoil about Kevin Harth's hosting, with a series of old homophobic tweets from the star leading to his retirement from the post and the academy that chooses this year's ceremony without hosting.
In January, the academy went through springs, with rumors of abandoning a long tradition of presentation. It is customary to invite the winners of Best Actor and Best Actress to present the award to the winners of the following year – the same goes for Best Supporting Actress and Actor.
When I Tonya star and recipient of Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney voiced her disappointment that she was not inducted into the 2019 ceremony, the Academy seemed to be repudiating her decision by holding the winners of last year, including Janney, as confirmed
Last year, Allison Janney, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman and Sam Rockwell read their names out of an envelope and took home Oscar gold.
This year, they will help make more dreams come true. 19659022] We are pleased to announce that you will be moderators at this year's show. #Oscars
– The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 7, 2019
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony takes place on February 24th. Whether the academy's decision on categories in commercial breaks remain to be seen this time.
But it is not worth cutting off important prizes, respecting industry connoisseurs, and generating public backlashes just to reduce the event's long duration.