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February 12, 2019 at 9:39 am #1202773444
If any of these presenters are assigned to Editing, Cinematography, Makeup & Hairstyling or Live Action Short, we won’t even get to see them on the telecast! This ceremony will be such a disappointment to us devoted Oscar fans…there has to be a better way.
Maybe that’s what the previous year’s acting category winners will be presenting. LOL.February 12, 2019 at 11:09 am #1202773595
Can we at least get all 24 categories on air for the international audience?February 12, 2019 at 11:22 am #1202773629
I feel like a film heretic for saying this but it kind of makes sense this year to decide not to televise Cinematography as Alfonso Cuarón is the far-out frontrunner and he’ll likely make at least two more trips to the podium, possibly three. So purely from a presentational point of view, they made the right call here.
You know what, I’ve actually changed my mind on this because they’ll still show at least part of Cuarón’s speech but we won’t get to see the interesting bit, which is the presentation of the nominees. So yes, this sucks, particularly combined with skipping editing as well.February 12, 2019 at 11:33 am #1202773654
‘We will also stream these four award presentations online for our global fans to enjoy, live, along with our audience. Fans will be able to watch on Oscar.com and on the Academy’s social channels.’
I’m confused, does this mean the whole show is live-streamed or just those four categories individually when they occur?February 12, 2019 at 11:35 am #1202773657
Hmmm, the one time I saw the Oscars abroad, they didn’t cut the feed to the awards site, they just had commentators filling in the gaps of what were commercial breaks for the US broadcast. So it actually wouldn’t surprise me if these slighted categories are seen by international audiences.February 12, 2019 at 11:39 am #1202773661
Hmmm, the one time I saw the Oscars abroad, they didn’t cut the feed to the awards site, they just had commentators filling in the gaps of what were commercial breaks for the US broadcast. So it actually wouldn’t surprise me if these slighted categories are seen by international audiences.
Maybe I have nothing to worry about then. I’m from UK, I usually watch them on NOW TV and like you said they just have commentary in the commercial breaks. I hope this is the case.February 12, 2019 at 11:47 am #1202773668
I dont understand how Oscars could look at the train wreck of a BFCA ceremony and then say, Lets try that! They turned themselves into a joke. Seems fitting that they will have to honor a netflix movie there. BUrn it down!February 12, 2019 at 11:59 am #1202773677
It could have been far more categories excised from the telecast. But still a vile, DISGUSTING move, Academy! Of course, it’s the nominees with no Disney/ABC representation. They’re keeping both sound categories in b/c of “Black Panther,” and everyone knows it. Ugh, this is something the Academy will NEVER be able to take back.February 12, 2019 at 12:03 pm #1202773686
It could have been far more categories excised from the telecast. But still a vile, DISGUSTING move, Academy! Of course, it’s the nominees with no Disney/ABC representation. They’re keeping both sound categories in b/c of “Black Panther,” and everyone knows it. Ugh, this is something the Academy will NEVER be able to take back.
And Production and Costume Design as well – though, to be fair, it’s good that they kept those.February 12, 2019 at 12:13 pm #1202773696
FYI: “Bailey added that the four categories selected to be handed out during commercial breaks will be part of a yearly rotation, and will be exempt from the same fate next year.”
They’ll just find another four categories that aren’t Disney-represented.February 12, 2019 at 12:18 pm #1202773718
Ooo, this is strange. They should have done away with some of the less important categories if their plan is to cut some of them.
I would prefer to see Cinematography, Film Editing, and Live Action Short Film over the likes of Costume Design, Original Song, and Animated Feature.February 12, 2019 at 12:19 pm #1202773720
Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro Criticize Oscars for Burning Cinematography:
“Cinematography and Editing are at the very heart of our craft. They are not inherited from a theatrical tradition or a literary tradition: they are cinema itself.”February 12, 2019 at 12:39 pm #1202773749
Like they said, controversy keeps the buzz alive, so they keep making idiotic decisions, foolishly trying to attract a bigger audience.February 12, 2019 at 1:02 pm #1202773775
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Grammys reach new demo lows and still has low ratings:
And all the biggest hit makers attend that one including Lady Gaga who was supposed to SAVE the Oscar ratings according to some people. So there’s a lot more to the garnering ratings for awards shows than having popular people on it and winning crap.
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