Twitter | Search | |
Mark Harris 11 Feb 19
This is a failure of stewardship, a failure of nerve, a failure of producing, a failure to understand television, a failure of network custody of the Oscars, and a failure of Academy governance.
Reply Retweet Like
Mark Harris 11 Feb 19
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
By the way: How interesting that none of the categories consigned to commercial breaks happen to feature a nominee from Disney, the parent company of ABC.
Reply Retweet Like
Mark Harris
This is about ABC using the falling ratings for ALL awards shows as a way to tell AMPAS "You're doing it wrong" with the goal of turning the show into an infomercial for commercial Hollywood product, including its own, and AMPAS being too naive about TV to know it's being played.
Reply Retweet Like More
Mark Harris 11 Feb 19
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
It's especially disgraceful for the Academy to issue a statement saying its mission is "to promote films to a wordwide audience" while brushing off Best Cinematography in a year in which, for the first time, three foreign-language films are nominated in the category.
Reply Retweet Like
Mark Harris 11 Feb 19
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
And lest anyone think the Academy's back is against the wall on this, it was reported last week that AMPAS's assets now top $1 billion.
Reply Retweet Like
Mark Harris 11 Feb 19
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
It would be heartening if some prominent people in the industry and the Academy raised their voices about this now rather than the day after the ceremony. Here's hoping.
Reply Retweet Like
Mark Harris 11 Feb 19
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
To those who are saying "Cut the 3 awards for shorts--nobody cares": It's AMPAS's job to help you care. It's done that by sticking with the shorts awards until, a few years ago, a company finally decided to package the shorts nominees and release them theatrically. The result: >
Reply Retweet Like
Mark Harris 11 Feb 19
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
A short film package that has, every year, grossed more theatrically than the year before. The 2019 collection of shorts opened Friday to a 1st-weekend gross of almost $1 million. When you treat the awards you give with respect, people will get more interested, not less.
Reply Retweet Like
Anton Volkov 11 Feb 19
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
Again, can AMPAS really do all much given how much that ABC deal actually finances? At least, and everyone seems to be ignoring this, they're offering a way for those of us on here to see these awards presentations live, just not on the TV broadcast.
Reply Retweet Like
Mark Harris 11 Feb 19
Replying to @antovolk
Yes, it can. This is absolutely in AMPAS's power to decide.
Reply Retweet Like
Shoshana 11 Feb 19
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
I don’t get it. I haven’t seen anyone say this is a good idea, and yet they press on. It would be nice if all the big celebrity presenters refused to show up unless they rectified this. Kind of like what Gaga did re: all the nominated songs being performed.
Reply Retweet Like
Debbie Canova 11 Feb 19
The show is losing viewers because we love the because of the movies, songs, fashion...not to hear political bs . Tell winners to cut the political bs
Reply Retweet Like
David “92 Days” Poland 11 Feb 19
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
I don’t think you are right on this. I believe they were told that 3 years ago when The Academy got the extension that allowed them to get the Museum loan. But 2 years of ABC deciding failed. I think The Academy is being left to its own devices with steep consequences on the line
Reply Retweet Like