Cinematography, movie editing, shorts, and makeup and hairstyle categories will be featured live at the show.
With increasing pressure from its members, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts announced that it would present all 24 live categories at the ABC Oscar show on February 24th. will be featured on Oscar TV.
In a statement Friday afternoon, the academy said she "heard the feedback from her membership of the Oscar for four awards – cinematography, film editing, short live action and make-up and hairdressing." The statement goes on: "All Academy Awards will be presented without edits in our traditional format." Oscar looks forward Sunday, February 24th.
An open rebellion began and worsened after Monday, John Bailey's Academy of Economics, which belongs to the operator's branch, outlined the plan for this year's show, including the presentation of four Oscars ̵
The Academy also had to make changes to the program to shorten the duration of the show. According to the Academy, this year's exhibition has affected the branches that voluntarily went first. The plan calls for rotation every year, which means that at least four different categories will use this format in 2020.
As the protest against the decision increased, Thursday night the members of the American Society of Operators, including President Kees van Oostrum, Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki, Hoyte va Hoytema and Rachel Morrison meet with the CEO of the Academy, Hudson and Academy President John Bailey (who is also a member of the ASC). Van Oostrum described the meeting as "very productive and positive".
On Wednesday, an open letter was published to the Academy and Producers Dona Giglioti and Glenn Weiss, urging him to change his plans. It was signed by more than 200 operators, 75 directors, including Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Couaron and Spike Lee; 80 actors, including Bradley Copper, Glenn Close and Emma Stone; as well as members of other branches, such as producers, editors and VFX supervisors.
Additional statements were published by ASC leaders, American film editors, International Operators Guild (Local 600), Film Editor Guild (Local 700), IATSE, and Camerimage Cinema Film Festival.