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Academy Reverses Decision on Oscar Telecast, All Awards Will Be Presented Live

The Oscars ended up steeped in another controversy this week after announcing plans to adjust the telecast so that certain categories would be announced during commercial breaks and edited versions would air later. These categories included: Cinematography, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Live Action Short.

There was a lot of negative blowback to this decision from many prominent people in the industry:

Earlier this week the Academy put out a statement trying to clarify their plans, but earlier tonight they announced a complete reversal of the decision in a statement:

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.

The reversal follows the confirmation that the ceremony will proceed without a host.

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