The Oscars are going to be "truly different" this year! I swear! For reals!

The Hollywood Reporter posts that Academy president Sid Ganis used this year's Nominees Luncheon to talk up changes to the upcoming ceremony. "Cinematographers, editors, composers. All of you guys. You're in for a big surprise." What sort of surprise? Lord only knows, but he promises that it will be truly different, that it'll take "some risks," and "Your categories are being presented in a completely different way. Heads up."

Will winners be announced by baseballs flying at their heads? That's the only thing I can think of with the last statement. "Get ready" might suggest sassy changes, but "heads up" is definitely a warning. Now, since presenters aren't going to be disclosed beforehand, maybe we'll see anger-filled face-offs that can run wild on the pages of TMZ? Christian Bale can get teamed with that DP he loves so much. Lily Tomlin could hang with David O. Russell. Jennifer Aniston could present the lead actress Oscar that could go to Angelina Jolie.

But I bet whatever we dream up will still be better than what we see. I don't want to be a defeatist, but I won't believe in awesome, risky change until I see it.
categories Awards, Cinematical