The much-criticized decisions of the Academy could upset the awards ceremony to be held on Sunday night.
Some decisions are taken for this year by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which gives the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscar Awards, led to criticism. The decision of the Academy to give the awards in eight categories before the ceremony, not during the live broadcast, and to include the short clips shot at these moments in the awards ceremony, created a great disappointment in the cinema circles.
Before the ceremony to be held at the Dolby Theater on Sunday, March 27, the red carpet event outside continues; Best Editing, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Soundtrack, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Short Film, Best Short Documentary, and Best Short Animation awards will be given to their owners. When the awards ceremony, which will be broadcast live on ABC, begins, short clips of these awards will be shown.
Karol Urban, president of the Cinema Audio Society, said Thursday that they are planning a protest to have attendees wear their troop badges upside down during Sunday’s ceremony and the winners have their Oscar statues turned upside down.
“There are a lot of different organizations working together to find ways to prevent their sound from being cut off,” said Urban, who leads the group that represents audio mixers. “As the Oscars draw near, more and more artisans are showing solidarity. If anything positive comes out of this terrible situation this year, it’s that we’re getting stronger as the day approaches.”
Such protests could also spread among candidates competing in other categories, Deadline reported. In this case, the reactions of the editors, production designers, and other groups whose award ceremonies were broadcast live can also leave their mark on the ceremony.
No doubt, the eyes are mostly on the movie stars at the Oscar award ceremonies. It remains to be seen whether they will join or support these protests. For example, Jessica Chastain, who was nominated for Best Actress for the movie “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, recently stated that she would be in the hall when the awards were given to support the make-up team of the movie, which had great success. Chastain said, “If this means missing the red carpet, so be it”, thus saying that he will protest the red carpet by choosing to be in the hall while the awards in 8 categories are being given.
We will see whether this attitude will spread to other stars at the ceremony to be held on Sunday, March 27.