Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Hattie Nash

Oscars Announce New ‘Best Popular Film’ Category

Oscars Announce New ‘Best Popular Film’ Category

The letter said the academy plans to "create a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film", adding that eligibility requirements and other specifics "will be forthcoming".

The new Popular Film category is bound to be controversial, even before concrete details about it have been confirmed.

Almost a decade after expanding its Best Picture category to include up to 10 nominees in an effort to feature a wider variety of films, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is making another big change that could mean more spotlight time for genre films and blockbusters. It also means that the film with the most first place votes doesn't always win Best Picture.

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The Academy's board of governors has also set an earlier date for the 2020 Oscars ceremony and will shorten the telecast to three hours in an attempt to make the ceremony "more accessible for our viewers worldwide".

The new date moves up the awards - typically held on the last Sunday in February (or first Sunday in March when accommodating for the Winter Olympics) - to February 9, 2020.

Although Oscars does award commercially successful films, it tends to exclude genre movies such or superhero films like Star Wars or, more recently, Black Panther. Keep diversifying the Academy to dilute the number of members operating under archaic notions of what an Oscar movie might look like. The body stated that the smaller awards will be presented during the telecast's commercial breaks, with the winning moments aired later in the broadcast.

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It is unclear, however, whether the change will come into effect in time for the next Oscars ceremony in February. The date change will not affect awards eligibility dates or the voting process.

"We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world", Hudson and Bailey wrote. "Popular films are films!" It wasn't specified whether it would be added for the 91st Academy Awards this February. "Every single one was either nominated or won Best Picture with the exception of 'Snow White, ' which was given an honorary Oscar".

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