This year's live Oscars broadcast will skip the awards for Best Editing and Best Cinematography.

Oct 25, 2017
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I guess soon it'll be just about 4 Awards (best film, best director, best actor, best actress), and then multiple comedy, musical, dance and singing numbers, vaguely related to films.
Or not at all.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Australia


Useless Fucking Skit - over 6 minutes


Roger Deakins finally wins his fucking oscar - 3 minutes.

Which one is really more important, Academy. Fuck you
Even the 3min clip has 1min of useless gag to kick it off. It literally takes 2min to present an award, the thing that everyone's here to actually see, and we can't make time for it? This is like the NFL saying "Hmmm, the superbowl goes for too long. Make the match time 15min shorter but keep the half time show and the commercials the same length." It makes absolutely no sense even taking into account the obviously cynical, moneymaking approach to broadcasts.

Also as a sidenote, why do they just have single frames for the films nominated for Best Cinematography? You're literally handing out awards for the most beautiful films of the year and you're not gonna run footage of as many jawdropping, moving shots as possible?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Two of the things that make films good, apparently aren't the things that make films popular or make the executives all the money, ergo they're not important.

It's well known how a film can be made shit by only a bad edit. But most of my favorite films of the last few years have been lookers... that "every frame a painting" thing that's, you know... cinematography.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Even the 3min clip has 1min of useless gag to kick it off. It literally takes 2min to present an award, the thing that everyone's here to actually see, and we can't make time for it? This is like the NFL saying "Hmmm, the superbowl goes for too long. Make the match time 15min shorter but keep the half time show and the commercials the same length." It makes absolutely no sense even taking into account the obviously cynical, moneymaking approach to broadcasts.

Also as a sidenote, why do they just have single frames for the films nominated for Best Cinematography? You're literally handing out awards for the most beautiful films of the year and you're not gonna run footage of as many jawdropping, moving shots as possible?
Seriously. How about 10 seconds to tell me about each of the nominees then give out the award. Cut the damn banter.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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All you need to do is look at the view count to see why they give more time to the former than the latter.
Well one is hosted on Jimmy Kimmel's channel with 13 mil subs and the other at the Academy channel with 1m subs. Both got about a 30% conversion on subs to views.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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It is highly likely that the majority of viewers of Oscars on TV really don't know what cinematorgraphy or editing even is, sadly as it may be. That's probably why they decided to do this.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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It is highly likely that the majority of viewers of Oscars on TV really don't know what cinematorgraphy or editing even is, sadly as it may be. That's probably why they decided to do this.
Then why have an award show? Most people who watch the superbowl arent huge football fans, but they dont cut out the 3rd quarter to make the halftime show longer.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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instead of cutting musical numbers and self congratulatory montages they cut these awards. Still not going to watch it. hope the ratings keep on cratering.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Finland
The fact that shit like this happens when we still have the Best Original Song category (and the slew of corresponding performances) is a disgrace.
Yeah, should rather cut from there. Also I'm not sure if these are "technical categories" as some have called, especially cinematography.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I can imagine the Academy being all like: 'You fuckers didn't like out popular movie category? That's fine, we'll remove more instead. Fuck off".
 
Oct 27, 2017
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People don't know what make up is. Sure. Anything else you don't know?
I guess for makeup, it's deemed not interesting enough, for whatever reason. I don't know what to think. I don't approve of the direction they are going, but I'm guessing they are trying to chase the ratings, but they are alientaing more and more of the core film-buff audience.
 
Jan 10, 2018
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I guess for makeup, it's deemed not interesting enough, for whatever reason. I don't know what to think. I don't approve of the direction they are going, but I'm guessing they are trying to chase the ratings, but they are alientaing more and more of the core film-buff audience.
It is a noticeable coincidence that none of the kicked categories have a Disney nominee.

Animated short does.
 
Dec 14, 2017
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Imagine caring about the Oscars at all.

Imagine living that life.
After I learnt that the Oscars are not about the best of the best, but actually about inviting the jury to all sorts of events that promote the movie so that they feel appreciated and then vote for you, I changed from caring very little to caring nothing.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So let me get this straight, an award show celebrating everything about film is cutting off awards while we get shitty skits.....yeah alright. Had this happened last year when Roger Deakins won I would have been pissed.