Academy Changes Their Minds, No Categories Cut From Oscars Broadcast

The Academy has finally seen sense.

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In a spectacular move, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced late on Friday that they have reversed their decision to cut four categories from their broadcast. The categories of Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Live Action Short, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling will be included with the other twenty categories announced live on Sunday, February 24th.

The Academy said that the negative feedback from Academy members, guild members, branch presidents, and pretty much anyone with a cell phone or laptop who cares about the Oscars (including me) helped shape their decision to go back to the traditional format that they’ve been working off of since the first televised ceremony in 1953.

The previous announcement to cut four categories was made early last week, and it cited an option to watch the presentation of those four categories in their entirety with an online stream hosted by their website. No word in their new announcement if the Academy will still stream the show online, or if you will have to watch it on ABC like everyone else.

Don’t forget, the Academy Awards will be handed out live on Sunday, February 24th, and I will be making my final predictions in the days leading up to the ceremony.

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