Kicking tradition to the curb, the Academy has controversially decided to eliminate four categories from the live broadcast of the 91st Oscars.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the awards for best cinematography, film editing, live-action short, and makeup and hairstyling will be presented during commercial breaks, not during the broadcast as usual.
The plan to present during commercial breaks was reportedly formulated by the Academy’s board of governors in August, but exactly which categories hadn’t been decided on at the time.
So, now we know. Although the cuts are reportedly meant to shorten the show — 24 awards in three hours — they’ve angered many who describe it as disrespectful. Read more…