While some stars say it’s just as much of an honor to be nominated as it is to win, there seems to be something just a little disrespectful that at this year’s Academy Awards, four Oscars will be handed out during commercial breaks rather than during the broadcast. The reason? To cut the show’s running time and attempt to fight declining ratings.
Apparently, acceptance speeches for those four winners will be featured at some point during the awards show and will be live-streamed at Oscar.com. The categories affected are cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short. What follows is a list of the nominees in each of those areas — scroll down to see!
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Border (Goran Lundstrom and Pamela Goldammer), Mary Queen of Scots (Jenny Shircore, March Pilcher and Jessica Brooks) and Vice (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney).
Best Cinematography: The Favourite (Robbie Ryan), Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel), Roma (Alfonso Cuaron — who is also up for the directing nomination), A Star is Born (Matty Libatique) and Cold War (Lukasz Zal).
Best Film Editing: BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown), Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman), The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis), Green Book (Patrick J. Don Vito) and Vice (Hank Corwin).
Live-Action Short: Detainment (Vincent Lambe and Darren Maho), Fauve (Jeremy Comte and Marcia Gracia Turgeon), Marguerite (Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset), Mother (Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado) and Skin (Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman).
Appearing at the Directors Guild Awards earlier in the month, Alfonso Cuaron (whose Roma is also nominated as Best Picture of the Year), didn’t hide his feelings about the choice to “hide” the Oscar awards during commercial breaks. “This decision has nothing to do with any decision about cinema,” he said. “It’s a broadcast thing decision. It’s about the show, the entertainment. But it should not be part of the discussion of what Academy Awards are about. The Academy Awards should be about celebrating the artists in the different categories.”
The 91st Academy Awards will be broadcast on ABC on Sunday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m EST, 5:00 p.m. PST.