The director has not commented on the new order of the awards so far.
director Steven Soderbergh he’s talking about the dramatic finale to the 93rd Academy Awards, the ceremony he produced. Soderbergh has not commented on the new order of the awards so far, and explains that decision in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times.
This year’s show saw a change in the order of presentation, and was awarded Best Picture before Best Actress and Best Actor, which closed the evening. It was the first time in history that this had been done, and many speculated once the change was evident, which probably meant Chadwick boseman would posthumously win Best Actor for Ma Rainey’s black ass. The award finally went to Anthony Hopkins for The father, and the show ended quickly, confusing viewers at home.
“That was something we were going to do well before the nominations came out; We talked about it in January. We believe, which I think is not unfounded, that the speeches of the actors tend to be more dramatic than the speeches of the producers. So we thought it might be fun to mix it up, especially if people didn’t know what was coming. So that was always part of the plan, ”said the Oscar-winning director. “And then when the nominations came out and there was even a possibility that Chadwick would win posthumously, we had a feeling that if he won and his widow spoke on his behalf, there would be nowhere to go after that. So we stood our ground. ”
Soderbergh’s explanation of the reorganization of the ceremony brings clarity to those wondering why he chose to change such a strong tradition. Despite directing the Academy Awards, Soderbergh was still unaware of the night’s big winners, as only two PricewaterhouseCoopers members have that information prior to the ceremony. However, when it comes to his own predictions, the Ocean’s 11 The director said there were no assumptions:
“I said that if there was the slightest chance that he would win and that his widow would speak, then we were operating under the fact that it was the end of the show. So it wasn’t how we assumed it would happen, but if there was a possibility of it happening then you have to take that into account. That would have been such a devastating moment, that coming back after that would have been simply impossible. ”
The Soderbergh-directed Oscars had the lowest viewership in the show’s history, with just 9.85 million viewers. according to deadline.
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