Oscar organizers scrap plan to award four Oscars in commercial breaks

An Oscar statue is seen during a media preview of this year's Academy's Governors Ball in Los Angeles, California. — Reuters

Los Angeles — The organizers of the Oscars ceremony scrapped a plan to award four Academy Awards during commercial breaks in the Feb. 24 telecast, following an uproar by Hollywood filmmakers, actors and others. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement that it had "heard the feedback" from members and that all 24 Academy Awards "will be presented without edits, in our traditional format." — Reuters