The Academy announces new changes to the Oscars, including popular film category

The Academy announces new changes to the Oscars, including popular film category

The Academy announces new changes to the Oscars, including popular film category

The Academy's new Oscars popular film category isn't so popular.

The changes follow an uneasy period for the Oscars, after the four-hour long 91st Academy Awards attracted only 26.5m viewers, a drop of 19% since the previous year and the first time in a decade ratings had dropped below 30m.

Superhero films such as Black Panther are among those which could now stand a much better chance of being recognised during awards season.

The Academy's board also voted to move the 2020 Oscars, the 92nd edition, from February 23 to February 9.

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The board of governors announced the changes in a letter to academy members after the board's Tuesday meeting. There are no other details available about the award yet, including eligibility information, but the change is part of a continued effort by the Academy to keep the Oscars "relevant in a changing world".

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 91st Annual Academy Awards, honoring the film achievements of 2018, will take place February 24, 2019.

To honor all 24 award categories, we will present select categories live, in the Dolby Theatre, during commercial breaks (categories to be determined).

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The requirements aren't known just yet, though we assume it will be to integrate films that are more popular with the buying public rather than exclusively the critics.

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

The airdate has been bumped up just for the 2020 telecast ― from February 23 to February 9 for 2020. The Board of Governors took this charge seriously. And that's saying a lot since you awarded Best Picture to Crash.

Others blasted the academy with insults, calling the new changes "inane" and those who made them "cowards", while "Lord of the Rings" veteran Elijah Wood simply tweeted, "Best Popular Film? oof".

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