The American Society of Cinematographers has rejected claims by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that it's not snubbing the cinematography Oscar this year.
The Oscars is to snub the cinematography, editing, live-action short and make-up and hair styling awards by moving them into the ad breaks of this year's ceremony.
Critics say the academy's decision will save minimal time and disrespects the accomplishments of people behind the camera.
One person in the movie business has been thanked in Oscar speeches more than any other, it’s been revealed. And that includes God. A study published by The Hollywood Reporter (via Vocativ) finds that from the 1,396 acceptance speeches that are archived by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, director Steven Spielberg is thanked 42 times. That compares to just 19 mentions of God. In a slightly unfortunate twist, considering recent events, Harvey Weinstein falls in second place, with 34 mentions. Then it’s James Cameron (28), George Lucas (23) and Peter Jackson (22).