Response to Academy Changes

The National Association of Film Critics would like to come forth in opposition to the changes the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recently announced. Firstly, and most importantly, the decision to present certain awards during commercial breaks is abhorrent. Each category is equally deserving of time and attention from the Academy as each category honors those who have enriched the cinematic experience. While highlights of these segments will be shown later, this does not afford the awardees the level of respect given to other awardees such as, presumably, the best actor and best actress despite these awardees…