By Livia Peterson
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) recently announced the Oscar categories — Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Live Action Short Film — will be announced during the commercial breaks to reduce the telecast to three hours and the winning speeches will air later in the broadcast.
As film is a collaborative art form, the Academy is undermining how important editing, cinematography, and makeup and hairstyling are in motion picture production. The short films allow budding filmmakers to find their voice to produce feature films.
It appears the Academy president John Bailey is digging his own grave and established so much backlash as it is. Time for a revamp in the opposite direction. All the twenty four categories are significant, as none deserve to be downgraded. Yet, here we are emphasizing the Academy needs to be reminded of its roots in film history and why the motion picture art form is collaborative in the first place.