Oscars 2023: Which categories did the academy eliminate? Read here

Several Oscar categories of varied cinematic disciples have been dissolved over the years. Here’s why certain categories have been phased out.

Updated on Mar 12, 2023   |  09:40 PM IST  |  41.1K
The 95th Academy awards is taking place on Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
The 95th Academy awards is taking place on Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The wait is finally over! The much-anticipated awards night is set to take place on March 12, 2023. The Academy Awards are known for their glitz and glamor and the Oscars 2023 is no different. Over the years, the Oscars ceremony has undergone a lot of changes, including modifications in the category selection. Some categories have been included while some have been discarded for various reasons. To streamline the awards ceremony, several categories were merged and the number of awards were reduced. Here’re the few Oscar categories that have been discontinued by the academy, take a look -

Best Title Writing

 The category was introduced to appreciate the importance of title writing in movies. This category didn’t continue for long and was removed following the 1930 Oscars. 

Best Assistant Director and Best Dance Direction

The Best Assistant Director category was introduced in 1993 to acknowledge assistant directors. With time, the Oscars became more focused on popularity than acknowledging hard work. Therefore, the category became less relevant and dissolved in 1937. While the Oscars for Best Dance Direction was introduced in 1935 and dissolved in 1937. Since then, most choreographers have gotten no Academy recognition.

Best Director(comedy)

The category was introduced to acknowledge directors doing outstanding work in comedy. Earlier, the ‘Best director’ category was divided into comedy and drama. The category was later discontinued and merged to become one category ‘Best dramatic director’. 

Best Original Story

 The category was introduced to appreciate the contribution of screenwriters who create stories. However, the story was dissolved after the 1957 awards ceremony. 

Academy Juvenile Award

 The award was presented from 1935 to 1961. However, the category was dissolved and its recognition was later merged with the Best Supporting Actor and Actress category. 





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When will Oscars 2023 take place?
12th March, 2023

Who is hosting Oscars 2023?
Jimmy Kimmel

Where is the Oscar 2023 taking place?
Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

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