The Oscars are cutting the Academy Award for animated short from their live telecast.
It’s one of eight awards that’s being given the boot. The other scorned categories are Documentary (Short Subject), Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Production Design, Short Film (Live Action), and Sound.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the news to its membership today via a letter from Academy president David Rubin. It suggests that by removing these categories from a live presentation, they will have “more time and opportunity for audience entertainment and engagement through comedy, musical numbers, film clip packages and movie tributes.”