The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is trying to boost viewer numbers—even if it means making filmmakers and fans angry.
On Wednesday, the organization announced a few changes for its 2019 ceremony:
Change is coming to the #Oscars. Here’s what you need to know:
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 8, 2018
The moves are the Academy’s effort to appease Disney-ABC, which has been pushing for changes that will increase viewership—especially as the 2018 Academy Awards ceremony received its lowest ratings yet.