• Canadian members of Oscars academy weigh in on changes to the show

    4 days ago - By National Post

    TORONTO - If there's one Canadian who understands the consequences of an Oscars show that runs too long, it's J. Miles Dale.
    The Toronto producer's best-picture acceptance speech for “The Shape of Water” at this year's Academy Awards was unceremoniously cut off by music because the show was running too long and needed to squeeze in a comedy bit involving a Jet Ski at the very end.
    As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences attempts to shorten the show to three hours and add a “popular film” category as part of changes announced earlier this week, Dale and some other Canadian...
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