Oscars to present four awards during commercials this year, Twitter ain't happy!
Seems like, The Academy Awards, does not want to keep up with its longtime tradition. After going hostless and breaking the tradition, the Academy has made an unusual decision of dropping four major categories from the LIVE broadcast of 91st Oscars which is to be held in Los Angeles on February 24. The reason behind this is to reduce the show's run time to three hours. As per The Hollywood Reporter, categories which will not be aired during the LIVE are cinematography, film editing, live-action short and makeup and hairstyling.
John Bailey who happens to be the Academy's president announced the decision to present Oscars to the four categories during commercial breaks. "Viewing patterns for the Academy Awards are changing quickly in our current multi-media world, and our show must also evolve to successfully continue promoting motion pictures to a worldwide audience," he wrote. Adding to the above, Bailey also emphasised that these four categories will be streamed online in partnership with ABC. Further, it will also show on Oscar.com, on Academy's social channels, and that's not it as the winners' speeches will be aired later in the broadcast.
Well, this particular decision has not gone down well with many and the backlash can be seen on Twitter. Here, have a look:
This year, Academy's is having a tough time. Right from their idea to introduce a new popular film category (which was later scrapped) to going hostless due to Kevin Hart's exit, Oscars is making it to the headlines for all the wrong reasons.