Tyler Perry is not one to stay hush about his feelings.
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The filmmaker was tasked with presenting the Oscar for Best Cinematography at Sunday’s Academy Awards. Not only did Perry present an award but he presented quite a statement for the Academy.
“It is truly an honour to present this award on the telecast [and] not during the commercials,” Perry exclaimed. “Thank you, Academy!”
Perry’s jab was in response to the Academy’s decision to present a number of Oscars during commercial breaks. The Academy had insisted these Oscars would air later in the broadcast but it did not stop a number of high-profile actors and filmmakers from condemning the decision.
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“Roma” ultimately won Best Cinematography at the 91st Academy Awards. As of this writing, the film has also won Best Language Foreign Film and is nominated for this year’s Best Picture.