Last week, the Oscars were criticized for spending a lot of time focusing on a gospel choir while the In Memoriam tribute played in the background. This week, the Grammy Awards, despite special tributes to Taylor Hawkins and Stephen Sondheim, did something similar. "The annual In Memoriam montage, which began with a Hawkins tribute and then was aptly soundtracked by a Stephen Sondheim medley sung by a quartet of showtune ringers, was unfortunately marred by the way it was shot," says Carl Wilson. "The camera was pulled back to show the performers, which often made it difficult to see the roster of deceased music luminaries rolling out on the big screens. The Oscars did the same last week; it wasn’t quite as bad here, but this directorial trend needs to stop."
TOPICS: The Grammy Awards, 94th Academy Awards, In Memoriam, Award Shows