The Academy Changes Course, Will Present All Categories During Live Broadcast [Update]

/Film | 2/15/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Update: Deadline reports that the Academy will now reverse course and present all categories as part of the proper live broadcast. It seems that having the entire industry oppose their plan was a hint that this was the right thing to do. Our original story follows below.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences incurred the outrage of dozens of actors, directors, writers and producers when they announced their controversial plan to demote the winners of four categories to accepting their awards during commercial breaks of the 2019 Oscars telecast. However, these controversial Oscars category plans are apparently not quite as extreme as they sound in headlines. Perhaps in response to the fervent backlash to these plans, the Academy is clarifying that the speeches of all the winners will make it to the telecast.

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In response to outrage over the announcement that the winners of Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Live Action Short, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling will be announced in the Dolby Theater during commercial breaks with their truncated speeches shown during the telecast, the Academy issued a letter clarifying that the winners of these four categories will still make their speeches during the broadcast.

“As the Academy’s officers, we’d like to assure you that no award category at the 91st Oscars ceremony will be presented in a manner that depicts the achievements of its nominees and winners as less than any others,” the letter states.

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The only thing that will be cut will be the “time spent walking to the stage and off,” the Academy wrote in their letter, which is a revision from earlier reports that only truncated versions of the speeches would be aired. The Academy announced that it would award four categories during commercial breaks to trim down the length of the telecast. However, this new plan...
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