In a few days, will be awarded in Hollywood, the Oscar trophies, but the vortex to the expiration of the award gala. Prominent film-makers had gone against a planned tightening of the Show at the barricades - now, the Oscar Academy gives in. At the Gala on the 24. February will be handed out the trophies in all 24 divisions during the Live broadcast. This is the Film Academy announced on Friday.
You will maintain the "traditional Format", - stated in the message. The Academy've heard the "Feedback" of its members - and now, apparently, the heart. A controversial decision by the Show producers and the Board had started the vortex in its own ranks on Monday. For the first time, the trophies in four divisions - camera, editing, Live Action short film, as well as Make-up and hair styling-should be handed out in the ad breaks, and the Gala will be shorter.
With the u-turn on Friday, the Academy responded to the sharp criticism of well-known filmmakers, including Directors such as Alfonso Cuarón, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee. Also, numerous camera people and actors like Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Glenn Close and Emma Stone were up in arms.
Open letter from Hollywood Celebrities
In an open letter, which was signed by hundreds, asked them the usual Format of the award to maintain. It is an "insult" for film-makers was the end, when important art of cinema'm going to downgrade, it said in the letter of protest
US cinematographer Caleb Deschanel ("the work without the author") said, according to "Variety" of a "depressing" choice of the Oscar Academy. Movies would start with the work of a camera man, said of the Americans. Deschanel is nominated for his work on the portrait of the Artists "work without the author" by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. "Camera and editing are the heart of our art," said Oscar-winner Guillermo Del Toro ("Shape of Water").
First of all, the Academy had defended the tighter Format with the note that the thanks to talk of all the winners in the Live will be broadcast. The planned reduction in the four sectors concerned about the way the prize-winners to the stage, the will cut out. In the coming years should be in a rotation of four to six categories selected, announced the Academy on Wednesday.
Back and Forth the hosts
But the pressure on the Oscar Board. High-level representatives of the division of the cameramen called on Thursday for a Meeting with Academy President John Bailey, then the price of a deflected lender.
In the run-up to the 91. Oscar Gala has already caused a Back-and-Forth to a host for headlines. The US comedian Kevin Hart jumped in December after a controversy over past anti-gay remarks as a scheduled host of the Show. Until the beginning of February it became known that there was going to be this year, no "Host", special Star presenters on the stage.More about
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these helpers include, among others, Whoopi Goldberg, Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and Daniel Craig. Typically, one or more hosts lead the program. With fun-to-Deposit about the presenters Jimmy Kimmel or Ellen on loosened earlier DeGeneres the Gala. The last Oscar Gala without a permanent "Host" of 30 years ago. (dpa)