I gotta tell you that I really can't see a downside to this.
Cancel the Oscars
President Donald Trump’s new immigration order — the one many have labeled a “Muslim ban” because it temporarily bars entry to the US for natives of seven Muslim-majority countries — stops people associated with various Oscar-nominated films from attending the 2017 Academy Awards. That’s just one reason the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should cancel its annual ceremony and instead announce the winners via press release.I like the idea that if anyone wants to know the winners they can go online for the list. I wouldn't because I really don't care but for those that do it's an option.
By default, the order prevents Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who is nominated for Foreign Language Film for The Salesman, and the subjects of Documentary Short nominee The White Helmets, who are Syrian volunteer rescue workers, from traveling to America for the awards — though the White House suggested to People magazine it might provide waivers for those affected by the order to attend the ceremony.~snip~
It'll never happen though, Hollywood's already having a massive meltdown because they believed they have more influence than they do. Besides these celebrities could never pass up an opportunity to preen and strut on stage congratulating each other for being so awesome at pretending while bashing half of America because they think we're stupid.
So don't panic, the "stars" will never give up the spotlight for anything as trivial as principles.