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  • Paul Sheehan
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    #193637

    The academy announced Tuesday that TV exec David Hill and film producer Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th annual edition of the Academy Awards that will air live on ABC on Feb. 28. While Hudlin oversaw last year’s non-televised Governors Awards, which honored Harry BelafonteJean-Claude CarrièreHayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, it is the first time for either to be involved with the main event.

    What advice would you give them?

    Don’t just tell them who should host (though toss some names into the mix). Let them know what they need to add (or take away) from the telecast?  Do you want to see more pre-taped bits, production numbers, longer acceptance speeches? 

    Sound off below and we will publish the sassiest and savviest feedback for their perusal. 

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    Cheshire
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    #193639

    No pointless musical montages

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    keithw
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    In the last few years it has been great to see presenters like Kim Novak, Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Sidney Poitier…….definitely have some presenters of this calibre……I do realize that, because of ratings, you need to have others like Jennifer Lopez, Zac Efron, etc……..for example, it would be great to see Ellen Burstyn present.  I don’t know that she ever has presented! 

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    tennisfreak
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    Also is it necessary to have some treacly ballad sung over or after the death montage? It’s a complete time waste. In fact do we even need the death montage period? It’s become a crass cliche that honors no one really. Also none of this 50 years of Bond or Sound of Music and then there’s no real payoff other than we just wasted 10 minutes.

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    Chris Beachum
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    #193642

    And the next Oscar host will be… Jamie Foxx.

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    FilmGuy619
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    #193643

    No. Musical. Numbers. Period. 

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    DamianWayne
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    RobertPius
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    #193645

    no montages, no musical numbers, no magic tricks 

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    manakamana
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    No tacky “themes,” and stick strictly with nominated songs (and maybe a medley of the nominated scores) for musical numbers. And get Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds & Gena Rowlands the chance to be onstage in front of a national audience and a standing ovation in the real theater.

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    PJ Edwards
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    #193647

    Do the opposite of the VMAs

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    Halo_Insider
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    Don’t be petty and pay a tribute to musicals from the last 15 years just because you were wrongfully denied Oscars for Chicago.

    But, really, just be wary of musical bits. What are the things that we complain about every year? Montages or musical productions that feel completely out of place with what you’re celebrating. Please don’t accentuate that!

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    RobertPius
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     most of the Chicago people won the Oscars in the year which made that tribute even more odd, they weren’t overlooked! They had their moment. They need another one already?  

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    Etchie
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    #193650

    Make a DEAL ….. Get a COMMITMENT …..

    From Meryl Streep …..

    To Perform “Cold One” Song in the Oscar Show …..

    IF Streep GET a Best Actress Nomination for Ricki and the Flash …..

    AND “Cold One” GET a Best Original Song Nomination …..

      

    THEN ….. Announce & Publicize  This DEAL & COMMITMENT  With STREEP …..

    Specifically to The Acting Branch & The Composers’ (?) Guild …..

    To Attract  #1 Votes ….. To Ensure Nominations …..

    For Best Actress (Streep) and Best Original Song (Cold One)  !!!

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    ATadPolish
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    #193651

    Three things…

    1. No Musical Number’s 

    2. Hire Key & Peele… Please! 

    3. Don’t broadcast all of the award’s live, do what Bafta doe’s and show a montage after the show has ended, this really applies to catergories like Documentary Short. 
     

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    Three things…

    3. Don’t broadcast all of the award’s live, do what Bafta doe’s and show a montage after the show has ended, this really applies to catergories like Documentary Short. 

    You know what? I find this disrespectful. It’s offensive and rude. The people behind the short films have invested a lot of work and passion into their films and they were fighting a battle (and got no financing) for a long period of time. And they deserve their work to get some attention. They deserve their films to get an equal chance to be seen. That’s why the Oscars exist.

    The solution isn’t and will never ever be to remove awards from the telecast. A film editor and a sound mixer are just as deserving as the five best actress nominees. They don’t get equal attention during the telecast but they should get at least something. And if you get ideas from the BAFTA’s, maybe you’ll advice the Academy to skip a live telecast and tape the event instead and then show it hours later. That’s what the BAFTA’s do. 

     

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