Oscars to add ‘best popular film’ award, shorten gala

The Oscars’ new ‘popular film’ award proves it’s out-of-touch and elitist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced an entirely new category to honor the year's most popular blockbusters, a move that has sent shockwaves among film critics and film communities online.

The next Oscars ceremony will take place in Hollywood on February 24, as previously announced.

In 2016, Chris Rock said, "I'm here at the Academy Awards". They will edit the winner's speech and show it later in the broadcast. What those people, and the Academy, don't seem to realize is that something like Best Editing can be instrumental in making a character's performance and the overall story flow together so seamlessly.

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The Academy also advised members that the date for the delivery of 92 Oscar in 2020 will be postponed from 23 February to 9 February.

Industry observers have complained that sometimes, the Oscars come almost two months after the Golden Globes, making Tinseltown's awards season a marathon of gowns, glitz - and stress. Looking back, this decision feels a little unfair because if the category was introduced a few years back there would have been many films that could received an Oscar.

When comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted this year's Oscars, he may have unwittingly foreshadowed the controversy when he joked that blockbuster movie "Black Panther" had been so successful it was already the favorite to not get nominated the next year.

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Bailey added, "It's not about recruiting new people in the established industry".

The board reelected Bailey in a meeting held late on Tuesday; these changes were also regulated then. "The Board of Governors took this charge seriously". Actor/director Andy Richter had probably the most poignant response when he tweeted that "Finally the Oscars will be giving a statue based on popularity so that those poor mountains of box office money won't be lonely anymore".

Wednesday's letter did not give details of the new category recognizing popular film, saying those would come later.

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