Some changes were made in the format of the Oscar Awards Ceremony.
In order to offer a shorter, fluent, and television-friendly broadcast, it has been announced that several major awards will not be presented live at this year’s Oscar Awards Ceremony. variety confirmed that the awards in the eight categories will be announced before the live broadcast of the awards ceremony.
The Academy Awards are given in a total of 23 categories. In the past years, the ceremony was criticized for taking too long and struggling with low ratings. The low ratings were cited as the reason for returning to the hosted format for this year’s Oscar ceremony. Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes will present the ceremony, which will take place on March 27.
The award categories that will not be announced live at the 94th Academy Awards are as follows: Best Short Documentary, Best Editing, Best Hair and Makeup Design, Best Original Music, Best Production Design, Best Animation Short, Best Short Film, and Best Sound. The winners of these categories will receive their awards one hour before the start of the live broadcast, at the Dolby Theatre, where the ceremony will take place, and recordings of these moments will be added to the live broadcast later.
This decision of the Academy received a great reaction from social media users. Many Twitter users reacted to the exclusion of an awards ceremony dedicated to films, from the live broadcast of technical categories whose importance in filmmaking cannot be denied. The Academy has not made any statement on this matter.