In an effort to get the Oscar telecast down to a manageable running time and increase ratings, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided that some awards will be presented off-screen. Indie Wire reports:
“The Academy has finally decided which categories will be presented during the commercial breaks at the 91st Oscars on February 24. Four groups of winners will accept their awards, which will be edited into the ABC broadcast. Academy President John Bailey, a cinematographer, led the way with his branch, which volunteered to be edited during the Oscar telecast, along with sound editing, sound mixing, and documentary branches. This year the edited winners will be cinematography, film editing, live action short and makeup and hairstyling. Next year a different group will rotate into being presented during the ad breaks.”
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Filmmakers and Oscar winners Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón have reacted to this news on Twitter:
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