The Academy it seems is not a great admirer of the technical category, well after all the notion of star power and glamour is something that maybe doesn’t sit well with the Academy. Without the expertise of technicians, cinema would be nothing and yet an important section such as this won’t be telecasted.
The awards that will be handed out earlier in the ceremony are for documentary short, film editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design, animated short, live-action short, and sound. The ceremony will start one hour before the on-camera portion begins in order to accommodate the changes.
Clips of the speeches will be folded into the live televised broadcast. That’s similar in approach to what the Tony Awards and other televised ceremonies have done with awards that recognize technical achievements. The Oscars have already moved the honorary honors off of the broadcast and presented those prizes on another night. Nominees in the awards categories that will be awarded prior to the show were informed of the overhaul during a Zoom call on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Academy President David Rubin sent a letter to the nominees and AMPAS members, informing them of the changes that are intended to improve the dwindling viewership numbers of the Oscars broadcast. “After Tuesday, Academy President David Rubin sent a letter to the nominees and AMPAS members, informing them of the changes that are intended to improve the dwindling viewership numbers of the Oscars broadcast.
Rubin further said the changes will allow organizers more time and opportunity for “audience entertainment and engagement through comedy, musical numbers, film clip packages and movie tributes”The Academy Awards is also introducing a new level of fan participation for this year’s event. The Oscars will host a new fan poll allowing Twitter users to vote for their favorite movie of 2021. The movie fans vote for doesn’t have to be a nominee at the Academy Awards, meaning any movie can take home the title. Maybe Spider-Man: No Way Home will take this award, and Kevin Smith won’t have to complain about the snub any longer.
Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes are set to host the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. This was particularly disappointing, given the fact that the very nature of filmmaking is not being respected, is respect more important or the entertainment.