The Oscars are about a month away, and judging by the info the Academy shared so far, the upcoming ceremony will look very different. Here are three major changes promising a major shake-up when the Academy Awards return to LA’s Dolby Theater on March 27th.
In an attempt to shorten the ceremony, the academy recently announced the presentations and acceptance speeches of eight craft awards won’t be fully included in the live telecast. The Academy tried this approach in the past, but this revamp was negatively received, and the industry professionals were just as critical this time around.
Fan Favorite Award
The Academy is desperately trying to appeal to the younger audience, and they’re doing it by introducing the “Oscars Fan Favorite” contest. Twitter users can vote for their favorite movie and movie moment of the year, and the two with the most votes will be recognized during the telecast.
For the first time since 2018, the Oscars ceremony will feature not one, not two, but three hosts! Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes were announced as the three hosts, marking this the first time in over a decade that the ceremony will have multiple hosts.