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Oscars Announce It Will Reverse Hugely Unpopular Decision

The initial decision left people furious.

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After facing a huge backlash over a decision to not air certain categories of the award ceremony, the Oscars has reversed its decision.

The Academy had announced that live-action shorts, make-up and hairstyling, cinematography and editing would all be handed out during ad-breaks and presented in an edited form.

Though the announcement was met with a furious reaction, with almost 100 filmmakers – including the likes of Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino have penning an open letter to the Academy of Motion Pictures criticising their decision.

That decision has now been reversed though, as confirmed by the Academy’s board of directors:


 “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.”

It was recently announced that two Game of Thrones stars would present awards amongst a star-studded lineup of stand-in presenters following Kevin Hart pulling out of the ceremony following a controversy surrounding old tweets.

Emilia Clarke and former co-star Jason Momoa will be reunited at the awards, joining the likes of Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy and Sarah Paulson.

The Oscars 2019: Full list of nominations:

Supporting Actress

  • AMY ADAMS (VICE)
  • EMMA STONE (THE FAVOURITE)
  • MARINA DE TAVIRA (ROMA)
  • REGINA KING (IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK)
  • RACHEL WEISZ (THE FAVOURITE)

Costume Design

  • THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (MARY ZOPHRES)
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS (SANDY POWELL)
  • BLACK PANTHER (RUTH CARTER)
  • THE FAVOURITE (SANDY POWELL)
  • MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (ALEXANDRA BYRNE)

Sound Mixing

  • BLACK PANTHER (STEVE BOEDDEKER, BRANDON PROCTOR, PETER DEVLIN)
  • ROMA (SKIP LIEVSAY, CRAIG HENIGHAN, JOSE ANTONIO GARCIA)
  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (PAUL MASSEY, TIM CAVAGIN, JOHN CASALI)
  • A STAR IS BORN (TOM OZANICH, DEAN ZUPANCIC, JASON HUDER, STEVE MORROW)
  • FIRST MAN (JON TAYLOR, FRANK A. MONTANO, AL-LING LEE, MARY H. ELLIS)

Sound Editing

  • BLACK PANTHER (BENJAMIN A. BURTT, STEVE BODDEKER)
  • A QUIET PLACE (ETHAN VAN DER RYN, EIRK AADAHL)
  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (JOHN WARHURST, NINA HARTSTONE)
  • FIRST MAN (AL-LING LEE, MIDLRED LATROU MORGAN)
  • ROMA (SERGIO DIAZ, SKIP LIEVSAY)

Animated Short

  • ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
  • BAO
  • ONE SMALL STEP
  • LATE AFTERNOON
  • WEEKENDS

Live Action Short

  • DETAINMENT
  • FAUVE
  • MOTHER
  • MARGUERITE
  • SKIN

Original Score

  • BLACK PANTHER
  • BLACKKKLANSMAN
  • ISLE OF DOGS
  • IF BEAL STREET COULD TALK
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Film Editing

  • BLACKKKLANSMAN
  • GREEN BOOK
  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
  • THE FAVOURITE
  • VICE

Supporting Actor

  • MAHERSHALA ALI (GREEN BOOK)
  • RICHARD E. GRANT (CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?)
  • ADAM DRIVER (BLACKKKLANSMAN)
  • SAM ELLIOTT (A STAR IS BORN)
  • SAM ROCKWELL (SAM ROCKWELL)

Foreign Language Film

  • CAPERNAUM
  • ROMA
  • COLD WAR
  • NEVER LOOK AWAY
  • SHOPLIFTERS

Documentary Short

  • BLACK SHEEP
  • A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN
  • END GAME
  • PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE
  • LIFEBOAT

Production Design

  • BLACK PANTHER
  • THE FAVOURITE
  • ROMA
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS
  • FIRST MAN

Cinematography

  • COLD WAR
  • ROMA
  • THE FAVOURITE
  • NEVER LOOK AWAY
  • A STAR IS BORN

Visual Effects

  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
  • FIRST MAN
  • READY PLAYER ONE
  • CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • BORDER
  • VICE
  • MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Animated Feature

  • INCREDIBLES 2
  • RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
  • ISLE OF DOGS
  • MIRAI
  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Original Song

  • ALL THE STARS (BLACK PANTHER)
  • SHALLOW (A STAR IS BORN)
  • I’LL FIGHT (RBG)
  • WHEN A COWBOY TRADES HIS SPURS FOR WINGS (BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS)
  • THE PLACE WHERE LOST THIGNS GO (MARY POPPINS RETURNS)

Foreign Language Film

  • CAPERNAUM
  • ROMA
  • COLD WAR
  • NEVER LOOK AWAY
  • SHOPLIFTERS

Adapted Screenplay

  • THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
  • CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
  • IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
  • BLACKKKLANSMAN
  • A STAR IS BORN

Leading Actor

  • CHRISTIAN BALE (VICE)
  • BRADLEY COOPER (A STAR IS BORN)
  • RAMI MALEK (BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY)
  • WILLEM DAFOE (AN ETERNITY’S GATE)
  • VIGGO MORTENSEN (GREEN BOOK)

Leading Actress

  • YALITZA APARICIO (ROMA)
  • LADY GAGA (A STAR IS BORN)
  • GLENN CLOSE (THE WIFE)
  • OLIVIA COLMAN (THE FAVOURITE)
  • MELISSA MCCARTHY (CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME)

Directing

  • BLACKKKLANSMAN
  • ROMA
  • COLD WAR
  • THE FAVOURITE
  • VICE

Best Picture

  • BLACK PANTHER
  • BLACKKKLANSMAN
  • GREEN BOOK
  • ROMA
  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
  • THE FAVOURITE
  • A STAR IS BORN
  • VICE

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