The Academy Announces to Air All Oscar Categories Live
By Livia Peterson
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced the reversed controversial decision to deliver four Oscars during the telecast commercial breaks today.
The Academy Board of Governors released in a statement, “The Academy has heard feedback from its membership regarding the Oscar presentation of four awards — Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling. All Academy Awards will be presented without edits, in our traditional format. We look forward to Oscar Sunday, February 24.”
The Academy intended to trim the show to 180 minutes and it will currently run over three hours. As film is a collaborative art form, it should not matter how long the show is to receive increased viewership. No one above and below the line deserve to be excluded and accordingly, the unions representing the excluded categories and A-list stars protested.
Amanda Spears, Gold Derby contributing writer commenced the #PresentAll24 movement allowing the film community (i.e. cinephiles) to speak up that film is indeed a collaborative art form and it is an insult to all involved producing motion pictures to exclude their peers. We must realize the director allows the many artisans, ranging from the production designer to the editor to fulfill her vision without a second guess.