Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Backlash follows the addition of popular film Oscar category (READER POLL)

Oscars to create new award for popular movies, cut TV ceremony to three hours Academy Announces Major Changes to Oscars 2020
Charles Bowen | 13 August, 2018, 02:29

Some even go as far as to regard the Best Popular Film award as a "fake" Oscar or the Academy's attempt to give consolation awards to films it doesn't view as worthy of high-tier Oscar awards.

The U.S. television audience for the March 2018 Oscar ceremony was the smallest in the awards' 90-year history. Then, they suggested fixes including adding the popular film category. "Otherwise known as the white people's choice awards".

The Oscars will introduce a new award for popular films and the annual ceremony will be limited to three hours, organizers said on Wednesday, in a bid to stave off slumping audiences for the movie industry's most prestigious honours.

"How can the Academy define what's "popular"?"

The Academy also created a new category - "for the outstanding documentary film". The Dark Knight is an example of a blockbuster hit robbed of a Best Picture nomination which led to the Academy increasing the number of nominees in the Best Picture category from five to ten.

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Essentially the Oscars for sites that are naturally attractive or culturally significant, the UNESCO World Heritage List is revaluated every year.This week, the World Heritage Committee made 21 new choices during a meeting in Krakow, Poland.The World Heritage Committee decided which of 33 nominated sites were worthy of being named the World Heritage Sites. The Academy already has the Best Picture category.

This is the first in the last 17 years the change in the nominations. Including past winners that are blockbuster films like Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Especially in the year of Black Panther.

"Instead, it should be working to take off its blinders and make more room in the big tent for every movie that comes out".

"Personally, I think the idea of a Popular Film category is laughable", Zanzie said. Some reports have it debuting in 2020, while others seem to be sure that it will happen with next year's Oscars, so it remains to be seen just how it will affect this year's race, but as for the future, the addition of this pointless "participation badge" only highlights the Academy's lack of self-awareness and centuries-old mindset.

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