Marci Gonzalez, ABC News - The drama isn't just on the big screen, as Hollywood prepares for its biggest night. 

The Oscars producers revealing a controversial change saying the winners in several categories will now be announced during the commercial breaks.

Among them, cinematography and film editing, as well as best live action short and makeup, hair styling.

All now cut from the live broadcast. A part of the producers' goal to keep this year's Academy Awards to just three hours. 

"It's not just because the show more paletable for an audience at three hours even it also affects the rating, the longer the show goes the more people fall asleep," Connelly said. 

In an email to Academy members, President John Bailey promised the winning speeches will be shown later in the broadcast. Still, the decision is facing outspoken backlash.

Guillermo Del Toro, 2018's Best Director says "Cinematography and Editing are at the very heart of our craft. They are cinema itself."

Alfonso Cuaron from 'Roma' tweeted "No one single film has ever existed without cinematography and without editing."

Best Actor Winner Russell Crowe calls it "such a fundamentally stupid decision."

Those four categories will also be streamed live online according to the Academy President who insists the show is still honoring the achievements of all of the awards.