After the controversial decision of cutting 8 categories from the main telecast on Oscars last year, which include – original score, makeup and hairstyling, documentary short, film editing, production design, animated short, live action short and sound, this year all twenty-three categories will be telecast live in Oscars as Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announced this news exclusively to variety on Tuesday morning. He said, “I can confirm that all categories will be included in the live telecast.”
Their decision led to much outrage across the film industry, which not only upset the film industry, it also had some impact on the show’s runtime and ratings.
“We are committed to having a show that celebrates the artisans, the arts and sciences and the collaborative nature of moviemaking. This is very much what the mission of the Academy is, and I am very hopeful that we can do a show that celebrates all components of moviemaking in an entertaining and engaging way,” Kramer said.
Jimmy Kimmel will return for the third time to host the Oscars with Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner set to serve as showrunners.
The 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12th 2023, live from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.