It looks like the Academy is going ahead with their plans to not televise eight of their twenty-three awards, despite massive controversy from not only film critics, but filmmakers and Academy members alike, which led to the resignation of one member from the Academy.
To add insult to injury, the Academy is looking at presenters (!) to present categories that…won’t even be televised? Or at least they will be edited down in the briefest moments possible? It’s hard to understand what they are trying to achieve here, but Variety reports that Dune stars Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin are in final talks to present the eight non-televised categories, and will be edited into the telecast at some point.
The stars will also make appearances during the live show, likely introducing Denis Villeneuve’s film, and potentially introducing the sections where they “present” clips from the untelevised hour? Yeah, it’s not looking good for the Academy who are desperately looking to revamp their show and attract more people to watch the Oscars, but it’ll likely will not work and could break low ratings records again.