Academy To Present Awards In Four Categories During Commercial Breaks | Oscars 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has confirmed that four Oscars presentations have been set for commercial breaks of the 91st awards ceremony.
Awards in the categories - best cinematography, film editing, live action short and makeup and hair styling will be announced during the ads.The reason for doing so is they want to keep the show limited to 3 hours only.           

The winning speeches will edited to remove the winners’ walk from their seats to the stage and each speech will be aired separately later in the telecast.

The winners will have 90 seconds from the moment their name is called to reach the stage and complete their speech. This year the ceremony will be live streamed, which is a first for the Oscars.
With the help of partners at ABC, Oscars also will stream these four award presentations online for global fans to enjoy, live, along with our audience.Fans will be able to watch on and on the Academy’s social channels. The live stream is a first time for the show, and will help further awareness and promotion of these award categories.

But several actors have outraged against the decision to cut the four categories during the ads.
Russell Crowe called it "a fundamentally stupid decision" and too "dumb for words".
Double Oscar winner Alfonso CuarĂ³n said, “In the history of CINEMA, masterpieces have existed without sound, without color, without a story, without actors and without music. No one single film has ever existed without cinematography and without editing.”

Director Edgar Wright said, “I know the idea is for ABC to get higher Oscar ratings with a shorter show, but I don't think dropping key categories such as cinematography, editing & makeup / hair will bring in many new viewers. Treat these artists with the respect they deserve & just have a long show, dammit.”

Seth Rogen's tweeted “What better way to celebrate achievements in film than to not publicly honor the people’s who’s job it is to literally film things.”

There are more than 40 cinematographers and directors who have criticized the decision. They together have drafted a letter for a change.

The letter says that by "relegating these essential cinematic crafts to lesser status... is nothing less than an insult to those of us who have devoted our lives and passions to our chosen profession.The vocal response from our peers and the immediate backlash from industry leaders over the Academy's decision makes it clear that it's not too late to have this decision reversed Unfortunately, we have drifted from this mission in our pursuit of presenting entertainment rather than in presenting a celebration of our art form and the people behind it."

So what’s your take on this Oscar’s controversy. Is the decision to cut the categories during ads is a correct move or not.

We’d like to know what you think about all this. So comment on this article to share your views.

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