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Oscar Producers Cutting Best Original Song Performances and Having Nominees Prepare Two Speeches 2010-02-16 16:30:35

Will the Oscar Changes Make the Show Better?

No doubt about it, the Oscar telecast is going to be pretty different this year: producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic are making changes to shake up the show in hopes of getting the ratings up. Aside from that whole 10 best picture nominees thing, today comes news that there won't be performances from the best original song category.

Even the actors' time onstage is being trimmed. Oscar nominees have been told to prepare two speeches: one they'll deliver onstage after winning and one for backstage with thank yous. I think that's a good idea — no one wants to be cut off by the dreaded music, and it may actually speed things up. I know the song performance elimination will help move the show along faster too, but I'm a little disappointed I won't get to watch Jeff Bridges perform "The Weary Kind."

As a viewer, do you think changes like this will improve the show and make it more entertaining?

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