Oscars 2022: 8 awards won’t be presented live and Twitter is furious
A scene from the movie ‘Power of the Dog’
Highlights8 Awards will be presented off-air and edited in telecast Decisions saved on social media Oscars to be held on March 27
The Oscars have been struggling for balance after taking ratings hits over the years. Eight awards will not be presented live at the ceremony next month – and a new populist award will be awarded based on fan votes. Variety reports that of the 23 categories for the 94th Academy Awards, the Oscars for these will be presented off-air and edited in telecast – Documentary Short, Film Editing, Hair & Makeup, Original Score, Production Design, Animated Short, Live Action short and sound. This acronym of the ceremony has been saved on social media, compounded by the introduction of Oscar fan favorites and Oscar cheer moments – awards that will be awarded via tweets or based on fan votes on a particular site.
On Twitter, the criticism snowballs:
You can give the Best Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup/Hairstyling #Oscars off-camera.
But only if you do the entire show in one static shot.
It really is the ultimate disgrace to the art of filmmaking. Without the score, makeup, hair, editing, sound, production design, you would have nothing. Why distort the show? Are you really going to edit Joe Walker and Hank Corwin and Myron Kerstein? #Oscar
The Oscars is the only major award show where the actors who make short films are recognized like the big stars. If you remove those categories then it will be like shorts don’t exist for common people. @TheAcademy must respect all the nominees and movie buffs.
Oscar viewership has declined over the years; Last year’s show was watched by more than 10 million viewers – 56 percent down from the record low number of the 2020 edition of Hollywood’s biggest awards, news agency AFP reports. In 2018, a proposal to include a ‘popular film’ category to honor mainstream blockbusters was shelved after backlash; This year’s ‘fan favorite’ won’t have a formal category and will allow fans to vote on Spider-Man: No Way Home, the Bond film No Time to Die and other money spinners that didn’t get love when the Oscar nominations were announced Was. earlier this month.
This year’s Academy Awards will be held on March 27 and will return to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the traditional home of the Oscars. Last year, a pandemic-hit awards show was held at a train station. The Power of the Dog, directed by Jane Campion and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, leads the nomination with 12.