Oscars Producer Describes Decision To Put Best Actor Last, Possibility Of Chadwick Boseman Winning

The Academy was very conscious that Chadwick Boseman was a frontrunner going into the 2021 Oscars.
In recent history, Best Picture is the last remaining honour presented at the Academy Awards. Oscars producer Steven Soderbergh disclosed why the Academy opted to end on Best Actor this year.
“That was something we were going to do well before the nominations came out — we talked about that in January,” Soderbergh told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s our belief — that I think is not unfounded — that actors’ speeches tend to be more dramatic than producers’ speeches.”
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“And so we thought it might be fun to mix it up, especially if people didn’t understand that was coming,” he continued. “So that was always part of the plan.”
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