The Academy has Reversed its Decision: All Categories to Air Live

The decision that four categories were not going to be shown on TV has been reversed. 

The hugely unpopular decision to relegate the awards for Cinematography, Editing, Make-Up and Hairstyling and Live Action Short to commercial breaks was reversed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The decision not to air these four categories live, but rather in edited form was followed by a major backlash from Hollywood A-listers and icons of the idustry including Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro and more.

“The Academy has heard the feedback from its membership regarding the Oscar presentation of four awards – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling. All Academy Awards will be presented without edits, in our traditional format. We look forward to Oscar Sunday, February 24,” an Academy statement said.

It seems this year’s Oscars has already seen its fair share of controversy, first with Kevin Hart who stepped down as host following the discovery of controversial old tweets. Luckily now it seems that common sense has prevailed. 

The 91st Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California. The awards will be handed out by a host of stars including Emilia Clarke, Gary Oldman, Brie Larson and many more.