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Oscars 2022: 8 Awards Won’t Be Presented Live And Twitter Is Furious

A nonetheless from the movie ‘Power Of The Dog’. (Image courtesy: youtube)

Highlights

  • 8 awards might be offered off-air and edited into the telecast
  • The resolution has been savaged on social media
  • The Oscars might be held on March 27

The Oscars are struggling for equilibrium after a rankings hit in the previous few years. Eight awards is not going to be offered stay on the ceremony subsequent month – and a brand new populist prize might be given out primarily based on fan votes. Variety studies that of the 23 classes of the 94th Academy Awards, the Oscars for these might be offered off-air and edited into the telecast – Documentary Short, Film Editing, Hair and Makeup, Original Score, Production Design, Animated Short, Live Action Short and Sound. This shortening of the ceremony has been savaged on social media, compounded by the introduction of the Oscars Fan Favourite and Oscars Cheer Moment – prizes that might be awarded on the premise of fan votes through tweets or on a particular website.

On Twitter, the criticism has snowballed:

Oscars viewership has been in freefall over the previous few years; final yr’s present was watched by a bit of over 10 million viewers, studies information company AFP – 56 per cent down from the already report low numbers of the 2020 version of Hollywood’s greatest awards. In 2018, a proposal to incorporate a ‘in style movie’ class to honour mainstream blockbusters was shelved after backlash; this yr’s ‘fan favorite’ is not going to be a proper class and can permit followers to vote for movies like Spider-Man: No Way Home, the Bond movie No Time To Die and different cash spinners which obtained no love when the Oscar nominations had been introduced earlier this month.

The Academy Awards this yr might be held on March 27 and can return to the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the normal house of the Oscars. Last yr, the pandemic-hit award present was held at a practice station. The Power Of The Dog, directed by Jane Campion and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, leads nominations with 12.

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