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Dozens of Oscarwinnaars send protestbrief about upcoming ceremony

Dozens of big names in Hollywood have an open letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences sent with the call to the decision of last Monday to turn back. Four Oscars would be during the commercial breaks will be awarded.

To the broadcast of the Oscars to be shorter and more accessible, or would the Oscars for photography, editing, makeup and short film not in the tv broadcast. In an article from Variety is the full letter to read.

Oscar-winning directors Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee and Damien Chazelle have the letter in more signed. Winner of 2018 Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), and leading contender in 2019 Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) left their dissatisfaction earlier on Twitter appear to be but are not at the bottom of the letter.

In a long list of cameramen are names such as Emmanuel Lubezki (three Oscars) and Roger Deakins (fourteen nominations, one win). Also Dutch Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunkirk) and Kees van Oostrum have signed.

“We strive to bring entertainment in place of our art form and the people behind it to honor”, there is in the letter to read. “To this essential cinematic crafts to relegate to a lower status, is an insult to all of us who are his or her life to this profession is dedicated.” The letter is concluded with a cynical commentary from actor Seth Rogen.

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