Steven Spielberg has spoken out about his rejection of the Motion Picture Academy’s decision to pre-register for eight Oscar categories.
The new schedule will mean that eight awards will be handed out in the hour before the Oscars’ actual television broadcast begins at 5 p.m. PT on March 27, in order to save time and keep the show running for three hours.
Schindler’s List manager, 75, said in a new interview with Delivery time.
Not a supporter: Steven Spielberg, 75, disagrees with the Academy of Motion Pictures’ decision to pre-register eight Oscar categories, saying, “I don’t agree with the decision”; The photo was taken at the 92nd Academy Awards 2020
Spielberg – who has been nominated for the prestigious award 19 times and won three times – went on to express that filmmaking is a collaborative art.
I feel very strongly that this is perhaps the most collaborative medium in the world. “We all make films together, we become a family where one craft is as indispensable as the other,” said the director.
I feel that at the Oscars, there is no above the line, and no below the line. We are all on the same line, bringing the best of us to tell the best stories we can.
Winner: The three-time Academy Award winner expressed his disappointment, saying, “I feel like at the Academy Awards there’s no above the line, no below the line; pictured receives the Oscar for Best Director for Saving Private Ryan in 1999.”
“And that means to me that we should all be sitting at the dinner table together at 5,” he said.
Categories that will not be shown during the main broadcast are Production Design, Sound, Original Music Score, Makeup, Hairstyling, Film Editing, Documentary Short, Live Action Short, and Animated Short.
Spielberg’s latest film, West Side Story, earned seven Academy Awards, and two of his nominations for production and sound design are in the categories that will not be broadcast.
The influential director—who serves on the Academy’s Board of Regents—was also nominated for the director’s position and the film is a Best Picture nominee.
The Latest: Spielberg’s latest film, West Side Story, takes seven Oscars, two of its nominations for production and sound design in categories that won’t air
Hollywood’s most famous director reflected the importance of sound and design in filmmaking.
When I look back and think that without John Williams, Jaws would have been wearing dentures. With West Side Story, when Tony sings “Tonight” with Maria, without (production designer) Adam Stockhausen, he’s singing it on a ladder and you’ll be on scaffolding, all on an empty sound stage.
He noted that “without film editing, all of my films would remain in the dailies.”
He added, “We all come together to make magic, and I’m sad that we won’t all be on live TV and watching magic happen together.”
Important: The director thought about the importance of sound and design in filmmaking, saying, “When I look back and think without John Williams, Jaws wore dentures”; 1975 still from Jaws
The Director of ET the Extra-Terrestrial also added that although it may “Much respect” to his conservative colleagues, he hopes to reverse the decision.
“I hope it’s a reversal, but I don’t expect a reversal and I’m not optimistic about it,” he revealed.
The Academy previously attempted a similar move in 2018, announcing that several awards would be presented live at the 2019 Academy Awards, but due to industry backlash, they abandoned the plan.
Hoping for a reversal: “I hope for a reversal, but I don’t expect a reversal and I’m not optimistic about it,” he said; Spielberg and Rita Moreno on the set of West Side Story
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