• Cinematographers Group Decries Oscar Decision To Move Category Off Live Show

    9 days ago - By Deadline

    The American Society of Cinematographers is not happy that this year's Oscar for Best Cinematography will be presented during a commercial break, even though the winner's speech will be taped and aired later in the broadcast.
    "After receiving many comments on this matter from ASC members, I think I speak for many of them in declaring this a most unfortunate decision," ASC president Kees van Oostrum wrote Tuesday in a letter to his members.
    Cinematographers aren't the only...
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  • In An Effort To Shorten Academy Awards Telecast, 4 Awards Won't Be Presented Live

    9 days ago - By NPR

    In the interest of cutting the Academy Awards telecast down to three hours, awards in four categories will be presented during commercial breaks, and edited for inclusion later in the broadcast.
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  • Cinematographers Society Calls Out Academy for Moving Oscar Category to Commercial Break

    9 days ago - By The Wrap

    The American Society of Cinematographers, or the ASC, has issued a statement in light of the news that the award for Best Cinematography, along with three other awards, would not be presented during the Oscar broadcast.
    The ASC's president Kees van Oostrum called The Academy's move a “most unfortunate decision” and promised to “protest” the decision.
    “This decision could be perceived as a separation and division of this creative process, thus minimizing our fundamental creative contributions,” Oostrum said. “We cannot quietly condone this decision without protest.”
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  • Oscar predictions: Times critics pick who will and who should win this year

    9 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    After a notably dramatic awards season - full of suspense over what will take the top prize and closely scrutinized changes to the big show itself - the Oscars are finally upon us. Voting for the winners kicks off today and the ultimate decisions about who...
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  • Oscar Telecast Will Not Feature Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and More Awards

    Oscar Telecast Will Not Feature Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and More Awards

    9 days ago - By No Film School

    And the Oscar goes to...we may not find out.
    While there have been several complaints over the years about how the Academy Awards telecast is just too darn long (on average clocking in at about three-hours-and-40 minutes), the Academy has rarely done anything to shorten its length. Now without a host (for the first time in decades - thanks Kevin Hart), the Academy is committed to keeping this year's telecast to three hours tops.
    One additional way they've decided to do this is by eliminating several competitive award categories from the telecast, instead choosing to air them during...
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  • It's Surprising Anyone is Surprised by the Oscars Burying Editing and Cinematography Awards

    It's Surprising Anyone is Surprised by the Oscars Burying Editing and Cinematography Awards

    9 days ago - By No Film School

    It's time to recognize what the Oscars are, not hope they will be something different.
    Everyone has heard the news that the Academy Awards will present awards for Best Editing and Best Cinematography during commercial breaks this year, and there has been plenty of outrage among the community.
    The outrage is quite frankly, a bit of a surprise.
    The Shawshank Redemption. Psycho. Taxi Driver. Singin in the Rain. Se7en.
    All those movies won ZERO Oscars.
    Alfred Hitchcock in fact never won Best Director.
    The list can go on and on. The most influential camera work, and editing is rarely honored...
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