We have some new news according to the changes to the Oscars Awards. The academy of Motion Pictures arts and sciences board of governors has approved some major changes to the awards ceremony including the shortening the length of the ceremony and introducing new categories for outstanding achievement in popular film.
The Academy, who re-elected Cinematographer John Bailey once again as its president, According to Hollywood reporter, who had a copy of the letter John Bailey issued to all the members of The Academy, clearly stating that the board of governors have approved the significant changes to the Oscar telecast. This step has been taken so that the ceremony more accessible to the viewers worldwide. The Academy will now be presenting the show in three hours.
The letter also read “To honor all 24 award categories, we will present select categories live, in the Dolby Theatre, during commercial breaks (categories to be determined). The winning moments will then be edited and aired later in the broadcast.”
A new award category will also be introduced for outstanding Achievement in popular film, which will help include Major box office draws that fail to get nominated or awarded in the main category. The letter also said that there would be more clarity on the eligibility requirement and other key features that will be unveiled later on.
Well the 91st Oscar Awards ceremony will be taking place on Sunday February 24, 2019, however there will be a shift in the date of the ceremony which will take place from 2020. The date will be shifted to February 9 2020 instead of February 23. In the end the letter read “We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world.”
Do these changes really mean that some more films could get a chance for the Oscars??? We’ll only find out about this in the next Oscars Ceremony.