Jill Layton
November 06, 2016 8:43 am
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A big change might be happening with the Oscars next year. Producers are promising a shorter ceremony. And TBH, it’s about time.

It’s no secret that the Oscars are long — really, really long. Lucky for us watching at home later, we’re able to fast-forward through a lot of it if we feel like it. But the industry elite at the actual event have to just sit through it.

The 2017 Oscars ceremony will apparently be much shorter and a lot more fun.

Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have recently been named the producers for the 89th Oscars. And they seem to have big changes up their sleeves. While this will be their first time producing the Oscars, they co-chaired last January’s PGA Awards. Furthermore, they seem to have learned a thing or two along the way.

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Sounds like a pretty great plan to us. We’re in it for the awards, the speeches, the jokes, the dresses, the glamour, and the snacks (BYO snacks).

So if we can get all of that in less than four hours, sign us up.

The two longtime friends decided they wanted to produce the Oscars together to fulfill a lifetime dream.

As of now, a host hasn’t been chosen, and they’re certainly not giving away any info about the direction they’re taking the show.

The Oscars will air on February 26th on ABC.

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