Academy Confirms Four Categories to be Presented During Commercial Breaks

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by by  and  on February 11, 2019.

As part of the Academy’s efforts to streamline this year’s Oscarcast and keep it to three hours, it confirmed Monday that throphies in four categories will be presented during commercial breaks.

As Deadline’s Pete Hammond reported last week, Best Cinematography will be one of the categories whose presentation will be taped and aired later during the ABC broadcast on February 24. The others, revealed today in a letter to members from Academy president John Bailey (read it below), are Live Action Short, Film Editing, and Make-up and Hairstyling. All of each category’s nominees will be aired, along with the winner’s speech. The Academy also confirms they will be live streaming during those commercial breaks so the viewing audience can also watch live online along with those in the Dolby Theatre. …

[Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey said:]

“While still honoring the achievements of all 24 awards on the Oscars, four categories —Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling – will be presented during commercial breaks, with their winning speeches aired later in the broadcast.” …

Deadline Hollywood 2/11

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