For a number of years now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been battling against falling viewing figures. In numerous different attempts to revamp their ceremony, the Oscars continually comes under criticism for its shortcomings.
Cuarón, not holding back in his strong words on the recent attempt to change the scheduling process, argued that the Oscars should not even be dividing subjects into specific ‘categories’,” before adding “let’s stop calling them technical categories!”
Detailing further, Cuarón added: “By calling them ‘technical’ and ‘below-the-line,’ there’s already kind of an invisible wall that creates a very false perception. They’re all artists.”