Oscars 2019: Tarantino opposes Academy decision
A decision by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the run-up to the 91st Academy Awards on February 24, especially among film makers for uproar. Four of the coveted awards are to be awarded during TV commercial breaks. A long list of cameramen, filmmakers and directors, including Quentin Tarantino (55, "Pulp Fiction"), Spike Jonze (49), Spike Lee (61), Martin Scorsese (76) and Seth Rogen (36), has now published an open poll Letter to the Academy in which they sharply condemn this plan.
The letter, published by The Hollywood Reporter, states, among other things, that broadcasting the appropriate awards and instead showing advertisements is "no less than an insult to all of us, their lives and their passion put in our chosen profession. "
There has to be a better way
Among other things, Rogen had previously expressed via Twitter to the plans. One of his tweets was also quoted by his colleagues in the open letter: "Is there a better way to celebrate achievements in film than not publicly honor people whose job it is literally to film things?"