Changes to Nominations Announcement

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Re: Changes to Nominations Announcement

Postby OscarGuy » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:19 am

I saw someone on Facebook mention this, so I wonder if the real reason might be something a lot more cynical.

This also prevents Academy and its directors from having to immediately speak to the press afterwards regarding the nominations. Thus, there won't be any embarrassing at-the-moment call-outs like #OscarsSoWhite that they have to answer for. Discussions of how the new membership might or might not have affected voting (which this year is a very POOR example of how any improvements or problems such a move would have caused).
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Re: Changes to Nominations Announcement

Postby The Original BJ » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:26 am

I always kind of liked the spontaneous moments of reaction captured by the live nomination announcements. The cheer throughout the room for Beauty and the Beast's historic Best Picture nomination. Salma Hayek's reaction to Penelope Cruz's Best Actress nomination (and then her hilarious annoyance at having to say Water in lieu of Volver). The crowd gasping at The LEGO Movie's non-nomination. This new idea seems like it could sterilize something that was always a bit exciting as a live event.

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Changes to Nominations Announcement

Postby Mister Tee » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:42 pm

I'm not sure I like the sound of this. ... ent-964301

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