The Academy nixes Best Popular Film from this year’s Oscars

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Earlier in the summertime, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced a couple of adjustments to their Oscar broadcast. Most of the main points had been beautiful nebulous, however the one that were given maximum critics and lovers in a tizzy was once that the Academy was once going to introduce a brand new class. The class, Best Popular Film, was once intended to focus on films that did not qualify for the Oscars however nonetheless made Hollywood executives large boatloads of cash. I in truth was once beautiful advantageous with this inclusion, seeing as it could permit for extra films to be commemorated, however I used to be within the minority. With that during thoughts, the Academy introduced these days that they wouldn’t provide the award at this year’s Oscars. 

The Academy admitted that seeking to introduce a brand new class nine months into the calendar yr was once unfair to all the different films that got here out ahead of the award was once introduced. Besides, seeking to create a wholly new award with none concrete qualifications for films was once beautiful inconvenient to say the least. The Academy CEO, Dawn Hudson, answered to complaint to the award via pronouncing:

“There has been a variety of reactions to the advent of a brand new award, and we acknowledge the desire for additional dialogue with our contributors. We have made adjustments to the Oscars over time—together with this yr—and we will be able to proceed to conform whilst additionally respecting the improbable legacy of the closing 90 years.”

The Oscars are nonetheless going to have a shortened run time this yr, lasting simplest three hours as an alternative of the eternity of years prior. Six to eight awards shall be given all through industrial breaks with photos of the winners being edited in combination later within the broadcast. Which awards precisely are going to be minimize from the printed has but to be decided, however the Academy did ascertain that the minimize awards shall be “circled each and every yr.”

The 91st Oscars are scheduled to be hung on Sunday, February 24th, 2019.