Good news — the Oscars are abandoning the awkward handing out of awards to people in the audience.

Producer Gil Cates said this week that the idea of presenting some of the lesser-catagory Oscars to winners standing in the aisles didn't work.

It was intended to speed the show up — but ended up just looking tacky.

Instead, Cates says, they may move nominees from their assigned seats into specially reserved seats in the third and forth rows just before each award. That way winners would not have to walk far to get to the stage to accept their statues.