The Academy Awards show is less than 2 weeks away and it seems to be falling apart.
We've got really great nominees this year, including A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody. We'll also see a number of stars that had an incredible year in 2018. Jason Momoa will be there, as will Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones.
But other than that this year's Oscars are clouded by controversy. It all began in August when the Academy announced it would not show 4 of its awards being handed out on TV.
Now that these categories have been revealed, people, both nominees and watchers, are furious.
The Academy says they're doing so for the fans. Cutting out 4 categories would mean shorter length of the show and better experience for international watchers.
But some Twitter users have noticed something about the nominees that might prove the decision is all about the money.
With the Oscars coming up so soon, more details have just been released.
According to Daily Mail, it will be the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel performing during the "In Memoriam" segment of the show.news, we'll also get to see all five songs nominated for Best Original Song performed live.
That means we'll see Jennifer Hudson sing "I'll Fight" from RBD.
A secret special guest will perform "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from the movie Mary Poppins Returns.
And of course, Kendrick Lamar and SZA will be there to perform "All The Stars" from Black Panther.
As for the nominees, this year we’ve got some serious competition going on.
The "Lead Actor" category.
The "Lead Actress."
The "Best Director."
On Monday The Academy also announced the second round of presenters of the event.Deadline reports.
Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa join the list of presenters.
Everyone's talking about the huge change.Deadline says.
The 4 categories include "Best Cinematography," "Live Action Short," "Film Editing." and "Make-up and Hairstyling."Deadline also says it was the Cinematographers branch that "led the way in arguing for this change by showing how it could be done."
The categories excluded for the TV program will be rotated each year.
Deadline says he even had a piece prepared as an example of what the new arrangement would look like.
"Viewing patterns for the Academy Awards are changing quickly in our current multi-media world," Bailey wrote in the letter.
"This has been our core mission since we were established 91 years ago - and it is the same today."
"And, with the help of our partners at ABC, we also will stream these four award presentations online for our global fans to enjoy, live, along with our audience."
"The live stream is a first for our show, and will help further awareness and promotion of these award categories," Bailey added.
"In future years, four to six different categories may be selected for rotation, in collaboration with the show producers."
The #Oscars cutting the Cinematography award from the live broadcast is like a chef serving you a meal without any… https://t.co/1kTy1wEhag— Positive Punk, APAB (@Positive Punk, APAB)1549939258.0
2018 "Best Director" and "Best Picture" winner Guillermo del Toro shared his opinion on Twitter.
Emmanuel Lubezki, winner of 3 consecutive Oscars for Cinematography, also spoke about it on Instagram.
One past nominee said, after hearing about Bailey's decision, "It’s outrageous. I am so pissed off."
With empathy for how complicated keeping the #Oscars to time must be for the producers, the decision to eliminate t… https://t.co/dUToj9nyLt— Krista Vernoff (@Krista Vernoff)1549951665.0
On Twitter, The Wrap reports, the hashtag #PresentAll24 has been spreading since August when the Academy first announced its plans to move some categories into the commercials.
I refused to argue against the silly popular film category and the poor decision go without a host, but shrugging o… https://t.co/RlR8iOFh8W— Jimmy (@Jimmy)1549980310.0
People are furious because it's clearly all about the money, not the fans.New York Times critic Manohla Dargis said on Twitter, "Bailey was inspired to become a cinematographer by Vittorio Storaro."
"His credits include Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters and Groundhog Day, and he writes a blog for the American Society of Cinematographers. This decision is insulting and wrong."
This is OUTRAGEOUS. We are a community. Each part needs the other. Editors, DPs, hair and makeup artists are cin… https://t.co/fNwgJuwovL— Jennifer Beals (@Jennifer Beals)1549981764.0
Later, Harris added another tweet.
But the most shocking evidence comes from someone who noticed something really unfair about this years Oscars nominees.
ABC/Disney #Oscars nominations outside of the Top 8 Visual Effects - 3 Production Design - 2 Costume Design - 2 S… https://t.co/tal4brj21t— Erik Anderson (@Erik Anderson)1549935890.0