Oscars producer Steven Soderbergh doesn’t remorse his choice to change the awards order on the ceremony, a call that has attracted a variety of criticism. The ceremony normally ends with the announcement of finest image winner however this 12 months, it ended with finest actor winner announcement, which went to Anthony Hopkins.
With the 83-year-old actor not in attendance and the producers not permitting Zoom acceptance speeches, many felt that the swap didn’t come off nicely for the pandemic period Oscars.
Soderbergh, nevertheless, just isn’t too involved. “So the objective was to actually do one thing completely different and let the academy sift by way of the response and determine what they might do going ahead,” Soderbergh informed the Los Angeles Instances in an interview.
The director had not allowed zoom acceptance speeches into the ceremony, which ended on a down observe with the most effective actor winner Anthony Hopkins not there to simply accept his trophy in individual.
Hopkins win for The Father had come as a shock to many as followers have been anticipating a posthumous win for late Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Backside. When requested by the Instances that, in hindsight, he would rethink the choice to ban attendance through Zoom. Soderbergh mentioned, “No.”
The director, nevertheless, mentioned the choice to not finish the present with the usual finest image award was out of a respectful conscience.
“We thought it is perhaps enjoyable to combine it up, particularly if folks didn’t know that was coming,” Soderbergh mentioned.
“In order that was at all times a part of the plan. After which when the nominations got here out and there was even the likelihood that Chadwick might win posthumously, our feeling was if he have been to win and his widow have been to talk on his behalf, there could be nowhere to go after that. So we caught with it.”