People really dislike the Academy’s decision to hand out several awards during commercial breaks:
A host of Hollywood luminaries, including Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino and Rachel Morrison, the first woman to win the best cinematography Oscar, have signed an open letter demanding the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reverse its decision to relegate four Oscar presentations to ad breaks in the live telecast of its annual awards show.
Every year I have the same thought: why do the Oscar show runners find it so difficult to pare down the Oscar’s run time? Is it really that hard? Now they’re going to keep the show going during commercials? When do the famous people get to use the bathroom?
Update: George Clooney and Brad Pitt (and “others”) have joined the chorus of voices urging the Oscars to give out awards only while the show is actually airing.
What do you think? Will the Academy listen or be stubborn about his whole thing ’cause they’re mad no one will host?