The Academy Awards has revealed the four categories which will be presented during commercial breaks when the 91st Oscars are broadcast by ABC on Feb. 24, THR is reporting.
According to the media house, the categories are cinematography, film editing, live-action short and makeup and hairstyling. Apparently, the Academy’s board of governors had approved a plan in August to present some of the 24 awards categories during breaks in order to reduce the show’s running time to three hours, but no one knew which categories would be presented under this new format. Also, critics felt this new plan would mean a downgrade for some categories.
However, Academy president John Bailey said that the Academy is “still honoring the achievements of all 24 awards on the Oscars.” In the case of the four categories that will be announced during commercial breaks, the winning speeches will air later in the broadcast, he said.
He added that fans will be able to watch on Oscar.com and on the Academy’s social channels. “The live stream is a first for our show, and will help further awareness and promotion of these award categories,” he said.