The Academy controversially cut eight awards categories from its Oscars broadcast this year, those crediting behind-the-scenes work – here’s who won. 

In a decision that was controversial to say the least, The Academy decided to cut its telecast short by giving awards for eight categories off-air. It was a move that understandably hurt the affected parties – most of whom are people who already work behind-the-scenes and deserve recognition.

While the cameras were focused on the red carpet outside, inside the Dolby Theatre Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin hosted the 60-minute pre-show awards. The categories included Production Design, Editing, Score, and Sound, as well as Documentary Short, Makeup and Hairstyling, Animated Short, and Live Action Short.

To give these categories the recognition they deserve, here’s the full list of Oscars pre-show winners, and their acceptance speeches. Finding video footage of the full speeches proved to be a bit more tricky than you might expect, which just goes to show even more that these categories deserved to be televised properly. We’ve included footage of the full speeches where possible.

Best Production Design

Winners: Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos for Dune

Best Editing

Winner: Joe Walker for Dune

Best Original Score

Winner: Hans Zimmer for Dune (again)

Zimmer was busy with a concert tour, so was unable to accept the award himself. However, Jason Momoa gladly accepted on his behalf.

Best Sound

Winners: Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, and Ron Bartlett for (you guessed it) Dune

Best Documentary Short

Winner: Ben Proudfoot for Queen Of Basketball

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner: Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, and Justin Raleigh for The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

Best Animated Short

Winner: Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez for The Windshield Wiper

Best Live Action Short

Winners: Riz Ahmed and Aniel Karia for The Long Goodbye

It’s truly a shame that these awards weren’t properly televised this year, and that the winners full speeches are tricky to find. It just goes to show that by cutting the craft awards out of the broadcast, all The Academy’s done is lessen our knowledge of the great talents working in these fields.

It’ll be interesting to see what it chooses to do going forward.

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