“This has to be seen to be believed.” A new dramatic trail of emails has been uncovered that reveal the Academy’s plans for what is expected to be the most controversial Oscars ceremony in history.
“The moment we read these emails, we knew this would make for a fascinating article,” said John Doe, a writer, and editor with more than 20 years of experience at leading outlets. “It was just too interesting not to share.”
The first email describes a meeting on November 3rd of last year when top Academy executives discussed the fact that no black actors were nominated for the second year in a row. The group discusses how they must “come up with a plan” to “increase diversity and inclusion across all branches of our industry.” One executive suggests that they should consider getting rid of the televised ceremony, but this idea is quickly dismissed due to their desire to keep their broadcast partners happy. They eventually decide and agree that they will double their outreach efforts “in communities across America
Beyonce’s performance was the climax of the show. However, when her video failed to stream live, viewers were left with what one audience member described as the “worst excuse of a pre-show I’ve ever seen.”
Throughout the night, several celebrities lauded James Franco’s remarks. Jamie Foxx referenced Franco’s speech and said “I’d like to thank you for making this evening well worth our while.” Chris Rock said “Wow. What a great speech. I’m so glad James Franco is my friend.”
However, it was later revealed that James Franco was actually slated to present an award during last year’s ceremony. But he pulled out of the event two days before it was set to take place after his nude scene in The Interview sparked outrage from North Korea and its supporters.
This year, the producers thought it would be a good idea to include Franco in the show even though he didn’t present an award yet again. But when
The Academy often tries to keep the Oscars a secret from the actors, nominees, and public until the big day. Now, new information coming out about this year’s ceremony has many people outraged about it.
The show producers were oblivious to what was happening in the world with all of the sexual misconduct allegations coming out of Hollywood. There was also a change in producer this year after Kevin Hart stepped down.
A new team of producers right before the show is not something that should be done without considering all factors. This year, there are only 3 awards presented by females: Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film.
Oscar officials have been scrambling to get more female presenters at the last minute and it’s not going so well. There is the widespread belief that because of these changes on such a large scale there will be no winners at this year’s ceremony and that is why everyone is so angry.