The Oscars are one of the most anticipated award events, especially for those who are in the film industry. This event will be held on 27 March.
This iconic award show has not been without controversy over the years. However, the decision to record eight categories before the show and edit them is the latest to spark a furore in Hollywood.
Many top-level talent have spoken out against the change and now Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg has given his thoughts on the matter. Speaking exclusively to Deadline , the ” West Side Story ” director spoke about his displeasure with the change.
“I don’t agree with the decision made by the executive committee,” he said. “I feel strongly that this is probably the most collaborative medium in the world. We all make films together, we become a family where one art is as irreplaceable as the next.”
He considered that each category should be treated equally and fairly. Therefore, if some categories will be announced directly, then others must also receive the same treatment.
“I feel that at the Academy Awards there is no one above the line, no one below the line. We are all on the same path bringing the best of us to tell the best story we can.” “And that means to me we all have to sit down at the table together at 5 o’clock.”
The Academy plans to begin announcing winners from 8 categories including Production Design, Sound, Original Musical Score, Makeup and Hairstyling, Documentary Short, Live-Action Short, and Animated Short at 4 p.m. local time, one hour before the event opens. In fact, according to Spielberg, the position of the people involved in the 8 categories is also important for the course of the film.
Spielberg makes a good point that the general public tends to forget. Filmmaking is an activity that must be done with teamwork.