The Academy has Reversed its Decision: All Categories to Air Live

The winners of the 2018's Academy awards acting categories - Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Allison Janney, and Gary Oldman. Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (9446181ks)

The 91st Academy Awards has already seen its fair share of controversy, but it finally seems that the Academy leadership it getting things right. 

Multiple outlets confirm that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to hand out four awards during commercial breaks. The decision to relegate the awards for Cinematography, Editing, Make-Up and Hairstyling, and Live Action Short awards was voted on by the Academy’s membership was canceled following major backlash from a slew of Hollywood A-listers including Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro and more.

Academy president John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson issued a statement that reads ,“The Academy has heard the feedback from its membership regarding the Oscar presentation of four awards – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling. All Academy Awards will be presented without edits, in our traditional format. We look forward to Oscar Sunday, February 24.”

The 91st Academy Awards take place Sunday February 24, at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California.