Variety has confirmed that four Oscar awards will be presented during the commercial recesses of the 91 Academy Awards.
The prizes will be: Best photography, film editing, short action, makeup and hairdressing. The winning speeches will be edited to eliminate the walk of the winners from their seats to the stage and each speech will be broadcast separately later in the broadcast.
The president of the Academy, John Bailey, informed the members of the plans in a letter sent by email on Monday. He also explained that the four delayed presentations will be broadcast live online through Oscar.com.
The board of governors of the organization has committed to a three-hour show this year. At the annual nominee lunch last week, Bailey and the show's producers, Glenn Weiss and Donna Gigliotti. "When you head to the stage, move quickly. Show us how anxious it is to get there, "said Bailey, noting that the winners will have 90 seconds from the moment their name is called to reach the stage and complete their speech.
The final vote for the Oscars begins on Tuesday, February 12. The 91 Academy Awards will air on Sunday, February 24.
See below Bailey's full letter to the membership.
Dear members of the Academy,
After months of anticipation and many conversations, I would like to address an issue that is close to me.
The visualization patterns of the Academy Awards are rapidly changing in our current multimedia world, and our program must also evolve to continue to successfully promote the promotion of films to a worldwide audience. This has been our main mission since we established ourselves 91 years ago, and it is the same today.
As you remember, last summer, the Board of Governors of the Academy committed to broadcast a three-hour program. However, I want to reiterate that the 24 winning Academy Award presentations will be included in the broadcast. We believe that we have found an excellent way to do this, and keep the show to three hours.
While honoring the achievements of the 24 awards at the Oscars, four categories will be presented: cinematography, film editing, Live Action Short, and makeup and hairdressing, during commercial breaks, and their winning speeches will be broadcast later in the broadcast .
And, with the help of our partners on ABC, we will also broadcast these four online award presentations so that our global fans can enjoy, live, along with our audience. Fans can watch on Oscar.com and on the Academy's social channels. The live broadcast is the first time it is shown in our program and will help increase awareness and promotion of these prize categories.
The executive committees of six branches generously opted for their awards to be presented in this slightly edited time frame for this year's show, and we selected four. In future years, four to six different categories can be selected for rotation, in collaboration with the producers of the show. (This year's categories will be exempt in 2020).
The Academy Awards honor the best films and filmmakers of the year. It is an international show, full of great emotion and (we hope) moving acceptance speeches. This year, in addition to the performances of the five nominated songs, the show will feature Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic playing during In Memoriam, as part of their own centennial celebration.
So, put on the belt! We are committed to presenting a show that we will all be proud of.