Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sparks outrage by featuring certain Oscar categories outside of live stream

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ decision not to broadcast the Best Original Score category live at this year’s Oscars has sparked more controversy. As the Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC) released a statement decrying the Academy’s decision.
The Academy’s initial confirmation of its intention to present certain categories of Oscars outside of the live broadcast on March 27. This came in the form of a letter from President David Rubin to Academy members on Tuesday.

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It has been stated that the following categories will not be televised live this year: Documentary Short, Animated Short, Live Action Short, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design and Sound Design . The move immediately sparked outrage among industry veterans.

The AWFC statement, which included signatures from key alliance members including President Catherine Joy, expressed disappointment with the Academy for removing the original score and seven other categories from the live broadcast. Saying the decision sent the message that the work done by honorees in the categories is unimportant.

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While the letter appreciated the Academy’s wish to cut the ceremony short. He asked them to do so in a way that still honors the artisans who are so important to cinema.

It’s a well-known reality that much of what happens behind the scenes in the production of a film, regardless of genre, is rarely acknowledged.
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