Industry outrage grows over Academy Oscar plan

Screen | 2/14/2019 | Staff
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Industry opposition to the US Academy’s plan to present four Oscars during commercial breaks in this year’s Academy Awards telecast appears to be growing fast.

On Thursday (14), industry notables including Alfonso Cuaron, Christopher Nolan, George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Robert De Niro and David Heyman added their names to the list of signatories to an open letter protesting the plan, which would affect the Oscar presentations in the cinematography, film editing, live action short and makeup and hairstyling categories.

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At least two trade organisations, meanwhile, released statements opposing the Academy plan.

The growing opposition came in spite of an Academy statement issued late on Wednesday in response to the initial outrage that greeted news of the plan.

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Dozens of names have been added to the list of nearly 100 signatories of the open letter since it first appeared on Wednesday.

Cinematographers adding their names included Thomas Ackerman, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Michael McDonough, Eric Saarinen and Alik Sakharov.

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Directors joining the list included Darren Aronofsky, Jacques Audiard, George Clooney, Joel Coen, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Nicole Holofcener, Yorgos Lanthimos, Michael Mann, Christopher Nolan,...
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