Oscars to add 'best popular film' award, shorten gala

Oscars to add 'best popular film' award, shorten gala

The Academy also announced a commitment to a firm three-hour telecast, as well as a move in ceremony date for the 92nd Oscars in 2020.

"The last thing that the Academy should now be doing is creating a reactionary new category that is, in effect, the Popular Ghetto", said Owen Gleiberman, the chief film critic for Hollywood news outlet Variety. Specific categories will be determined at a later date, but the winning moments will be edited and aired in a later broadcast.

Kohn said the academy seems to be inaccurately attributing their ratings drop-off to movies like "Moonlight" appearing in the best-picture category as opposed to the kind that make more money at the box office.

Some changes are about to happen in the Oscars. Especially in the year of Black Panther.

It is the latest attempt by the Academy to remain, in the words of its leadership, "relevant in a changing world", and to maintain its position as the premier awards ceremony for excellence in film.

Next year's Academy Awards will still air on February 24th, as previously announced. Specifically, ratings have been dropping severely and much of that has been blamed on the fact that numerous movies being honored in the top categories aren't necessarily all that popular with the moviegoing public.

"So...does that mean that films like "Black Panther" and "Mission Impossible" can't compete for Best Picture?" The Board of Governors took this charge seriously. This is likely to get out of the way of some of the other awards ceremonies that take place around that time.

The Academy Awards have always gotten a lot of flack from movie fans.

While the glamorous evening can run upwards of four hours, the academy has now promised to keep it to a tight three, claiming that some of the 24 categories will be announced during commercial breaks. The date for the 2019 show, February 24, remains unchanged.

However, others tweeted that they aren't too thrilled with the idea of the Academy only showing select categories live, with the other awards to be given out during commercial breaks.

The film business passed away today with the announcement of the "popular" film Oscar.

The addition of a popular film category caused the most chatter Wednesday morning, as a clear effort to attract a larger audience by honoring bigger and more seen films.