I would like to offer a personal thank you to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Along with ABC, the organization has decided to change the broadcast of the Oscars this year starting a half hour earlier. The show, on March 4 with the presenter Jimmy Kimmel, will start at 8 p.m., instead of the usual 8:30.
Perhaps the change is an attempt to improve the ratings, which reached a minimum of nine years last year.
The night will not be shorter, look; the transmission will continue and will continue and will continue by tradition. If I could not complain and complain about the duration of the Oscars, I would be lost.
Also in awards-show news: the Screen Actors Guild Awards are changing their broadcast, which airs live on TNT and TBS on January 21. In general, the ceremony has no host, but this year Kristen Bell will take over.
Bell, star of "The Good Place," said in a statement: "It's an honor for me to be part of the SAG Awards and I'm a little nervous about being their first host. I'm so happy to be in the company of my fellow actors, many of whom I've worked with before, so I know they'll be warm and supportive. "