The 91st edition of the Oscars seems to find no peace, just a few days before the ceremony to be held on February 24th in Los Angeles. After breaking the tradition by giving up the presenter, now the decision to remove the award of four awards from live TV has unleashed a ruckus in Hollywood. The big names of the cinema are in fact on the war foot and have accused the president John Bailey of not respecting the spirit of the institution.

From Martin Scorsese to George Clooney, all against the Oscars

To shorten the duration of the live broadcast (usually more than three hours), the Academy will award some prizes during advertising breaks. To pay the cost will be the categories “Best photography”, “Best editing”, “Best short film” and “Best makeup and hairstyles”. A decision that did not appeal to insiders. More than 40 cinematographers and directors wrote a letter to President John Bailey, asking them to rethink. 

Among the signatories, directors such as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Alfonso Cuaron, Christopher Nolan, Damien Chazelle and Ang Lee. Celebrities such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Banks, Peter Dinklage and Kerry Washington also joined the protest. Many other personalities on the big screen have chosen social media to show their opposition to what they consider an insult to movie workers.