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Postby Blue Jackets » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:35 am

Big changes to next year's Oscars

To address the concerns of those who find the show to be too long and boring (thanks largely to the current existence of 24 competitive awards, of which the general public only cares about a few), Bailey and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a letter to members that the board has "committed to producing an entertaining show in three hours." They explain that this will be achieved partly by "present[ing] select categories live, in the Dolby Theatre, during commercial breaks (categories to be determined)." Those categories will not be removed from the telecast; instead, "the winning moments will then be edited and aired later in the broadcast."

the Academy also said in its letter that it "will create a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film" in time for the 91st Oscars, adding that "[e]ligibility requirements and other key details will be forthcoming." Some will complain that adding such a category cheapens the prestige of the Oscars, making it more like the People's Choice Awards or MTV Movie & TV Awards, but that is old-world thinking. More than the length of the telecast or the name of the host, Oscar ratings have been shown to correlate with the popularity of the nominated films among the general public. And the gulf between what the public buys tickets to see and what the Academy nominates and awards has never been greater.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:51 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post the Academy also said in its letter that it "will create a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film"

They made a category so Black Panther could get an award?
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Postby Erin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:15 am

I read about this yesterday. Most of the backlash was saying the same thing about it being a lazy way to award Black Panther (and a few shout outs to MI).

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Postby Blue Jackets » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:44 am

Academy Postponing New Popular Oscar Category
The Academy announced Thursday, following a special meeting of the board of governors on Wednesday morning, that it is shelving the idea for the moment and will not launch the proposed new award at the next Oscar show, but it said it will continue to discuss the idea for the new award and "will examine and seek additional input regarding the new category." The announcement explained that implementing the new award nine months into the year "created challenges for films that have already been released." The Academy did not provide any timeline for when further details about the new award might be decided.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:21 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post The announcement explained that implementing the new award nine months into the year "created challenges for films that have already been released."

The challenge being they didn't wait until November/December to release so they had a better chance of winning the new category?
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:00 am


This seems like a no brainer. Views go down every year so offer it to more people. It is offered on a free OTA channel. Stream it for those that are too lazy to set up rabbit ears or don't even use a tv (laptop, phone, tablet).

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