The Oscars can’t seem to get anything right. When the Academy announced they would hand out 4 awards during commercial breaks to shorten the show, enraged directors, producers, and stars — including Russell Crowe– lashed back at the Oscars committee. Cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short are the categories relegated to AD breaks.

Russell Crowe fumed:

‘The Academy is removing cinematography, editing makeup up from the televised show?

‘This is just such a fundamentally stupid decision, I’m not even going to be bothered trying to be a smart arse about it. It’s just too f***ing dumb for words.’

Previous winners and this year’s nominees have also taken to social media to vent.

With an image of an upside down Oscar, Wally Pfister, who won an Oscar for Inception in 2011, wrote on Instagram: ‘Hey Academy. We’re NOT okay with your DISRESPECTFUL decision. Not giving up on this fight.’

Seth Rogan added: ‘What better way to celebrate achievements in film than to not publicly honor the people’s who’s job it is to literally film things.’

The above tweet is from heavy-hitters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, writers, and producers of ‘A Quiet Place.’

In trying to attract more — and younger– viewers the Oscars is cannibalizing itself.

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