And just like that, the Academy is making changes this year's Oscar ceremony in order to stem the tide of declining viewership that gets worse every year. Last year's broadcast was the lowest-rated ever, representing a 50% drop in viewers. So in order to make the show appeal to more viewers (which may be an impossibility at this point), the Academy decided to cut eight award presentations from the broadcast, relegating those awards to a pre-taped ceremony. People are not happy about the omissions, which include film editing and original score, saying that the Academy is only punishing their core audience, people who are passionate about ALL the categories. Will it work? We'll see when the award ceremony is broadcast on March 27th.
These categories will not be broadcast live during the #Oscars telecast:— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 23, 2022
1. Pity The Poor Editors
2. Let's Just Get This Over With
3. Not The Way To Go
5. These Changes Are Not Fixing The Problem
6. Give It To PBS