The stage design for the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday is more Doctor Strange modern and less Dowager Countess musty. Since then, the number of viewers for the Academy Awards has dropped another 37 percent, according to Nielsen’s data. Many viewers have long complained that the Oscars ceremony is overlong, with groan-inducing banter between presenters adding to a feeling of bloat. Last year’s Academy Awards was three and a half hours, despite moving eight of the 23 awards off the live broadcast. But our art form is as relevant as ever.”The post With Its Future at Stake, the Academy Tries to Fix the Oscars (Again) appeared first on New York Times.