The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday night that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering canceling the upcoming Oscar ceremony, and that it is not a done deal.
The report also stated that a decision could be made as early as Tuesday.
“It’s an interesting situation, because it’s an Oscars, but it’s a ceremony that’s being held in front of a studio audience, and the Academy does have a power over that, and if it’s decided to cancel the ceremony, it will be the first time in history that an Oscars ceremony was canceled,” an insider told the Reporter.
“I think the Academy is going to try to get a sense of the public mood around the issue.
There was some criticism of the nominations, and it’s really hard to get to a place where you can say, ‘I like this movie.’ “
This year, they’ve been pushing the envelope a bit too much.
There was some criticism of the nominations, and it’s really hard to get to a place where you can say, ‘I like this movie.’
You need to be able to say, `This movie has a big story to tell, and this movie is a great representation of this particular kind of story.’
It’s going back to that time, but I think that they’re going to find that people are really receptive to it, and I think they’re probably going to want to keep it.”
The insider continued, “I don’t know how long it’s possible for them to hold this ceremony, but they’re trying to make sure that people don’t feel they’re being cheated.
I think it is possible that they could decide to hold it again in the coming weeks.”
Last year, the Academy announced that they were considering cancelling the Oscars if they were not given a clear answer on whether the ceremony would be held in the event of a disaster.
The Academy is considering postponing the Oscars because they need to consider how the public reacts to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year’s Oscar nominees were nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, but there was no specific announcement of a cancellation.