Oscars Telecast Facing Large Backlash?

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

The ‘No Zoom’ mandate that Oscars producers have announced has seen the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) hit by something of a backlash from the very people it wants to attend in person.

Announcing its plans last week for the ceremony in the wake of the nominations, the Academy told all nominees that no ‘virtual participation’ or video calls will be allowed and all acceptance speeches could only be done by actually attending the ceremony in person in Los Angeles.

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