Twitter outraged while the Academy downloads 4 categories of Oscar for commercial breaks & nbsp
In a decision that is destined to upset many, the Academy Awards for film, film editing, the short film live-action and makeup and hairstyling will be presented during the advertising breaks of this year, supports a report by Hollywood Reporter.
The board of directors of the Academy had approved in August of last year a plan to present some of the 24 categories of awards during breaks, in order to limit the performance time of the show to three hours. So, however, the categories that will be affected have not been decided.
In an e-mail sent to the group on Monday, Academy president John Bailey emphasized that the Academy "continues to honor the achievements of all 24 Academy Awards." He added that the speeches of the winners of the interested categories will be broadcast later in the broadcast.
He explained, "… with the help of our ABC partners, we also broadcast these four online prize presentations for our global fans to have fun, live, with our audience." Fans will be able to look at Oscar.com and Academy's social media channels: Live streaming is the first time for our show and will further help the awareness and promotion of these categories of awards. "
The reactions to the Academy's decision have begun to spill over onto Twitter and, as would be expected, most of them are negative. While one user said the move was "absolutely shocking", another said that the Academy should "be ashamed".
Below, check some of them:
The 91rd Oscar will be broadcast by ABC on February 24th.