Oscars: Why Academy Decided To Announce All 24 Category Nominees

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The impetus behind today’s announcement to reveal the Oscar nominees in 24 categories next Thursday wasn’t the result of an outcry by those nominees who are omitted from the short-burst telecast that runs each year during ABC’s Good Morning America, and on countless cable and social media outlets that revealed only the bread and butter categories. Actually, no one complained about the way it has always been done.

86th Annual Academy Awards - Governors BallIt was simply the Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron seeing to correct something that has bothered them for years. “We’d get up and watch the announcement live on TV, and I’d always say to Neil how frustrating it was to only find out a handful of nominees and then have to wait for the rest to be put online,” Zadan said. “We wanted to know right then who got nominated in each category, and how many nominations each movie…

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