Death of the Great Oscars Makeover of 2018

AWARDS BEAT

The Academy’s Board of Governors introduced four ideas to remake the Oscar show

steve pond

Streets were closed, scaffolding was up and rolls of red carpet were sitting on Hollywood Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon, as workers prepared for the arrival of a whole lot of movie stars in four-days time. But as I walked around and eyed the preparations for the 92nd Academy Awards, one thing was immediately obvious: By Wednesday of Oscar week, they’re usually farther along than this.

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Steve Pond

Steve Pond

Awards Editor • steve@thewrap.com • Twitter: @stevepond