One of the most important roles on a film set is, undeniably, filming the movie. Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron tweets cinematography and editing two of the most important categories Comes after a slew of missteps by Academy trying to improve telecast Unfortunately, if you are watching the Oscars this year you might not catch who is actually considered the best cinematographer, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In an effort to shorten its telecast and win back viewers after a record-low 26.5 million people watched in 2018, the Academy decided to present four statues during ad breaks. This week it was announced those awards are make-up and hairstyling, live action short, editing and cinematography, with “emotionally resonant” moments of the winners’ acceptance speeches shown later in the broadcast. The decision did not go down well, with a host of Oscar winners and nominees publicly denouncing the move.