Oscars to add new category 'designed around achievement in popular film'

Getty Images  FREDERIC J. BROWN  AFP

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a series of new changes to the Oscars on Wednesday, including "a more globally accessible, three-hour telecast", moving the date of the awards show up to February 9 for 2020 and, perhaps most notably, "a new category. designed around achievement in popular film". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed that as of next year, the length of the Academy Awards TV broadcast will be shorter, and a new "popular film" category will be introduced.

The Academy is also promising "a more globally accessible, three-hour telecast", which means that some Award categories traditionally presented on-air will instead be announced out during commercial breaks.

We are excited about these steps, and look forward to sharing more details with you. "The board of governors took this charge seriously", the Academy said in a letter to members, which was made available to media.

Future broadcasts will be three hours long and will include a new category that is designed around achievement in popular film.

Watch The New Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Right Here!
While there have been a couple of delays along the way, Rockstar is nearing the end of development for Red Dead Redemption 2 . Your choices will shape your experience, and getting to know more people can help you learn secrets and open up side quests.

The 2019 ceremony will air February 24, while the 2020 ceremony will move to February 9. And what criteria will be used to determine whether a film qualifies as "popular?"

A three-hour Oscar telecast. Even with this change it still can do that of course, but adding a new category just widens the net. After Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight was not included in the Best Picture category, the academy received backlash for snubbing the film. This is likely to get out of the way of some of the other awards ceremonies that take place around that time. By including all 24 awards in the televised ceremony, the Oscars always seemed more democratic to Rich than the Tonys or Grammys, which only present some trophies on air.

However, if such massive changes are in order, it's possible that the Academy is in a hurry to see if these modifications will have the intended effect of renewing interest in the prestigious awards show. "We have the MTV Movie Awards for that kind of junk", he said. Those (in the case of films like Black Panther, say) those nerdy, nerdy eyeballs, and the rooting interests they represent.

Related:

  • Seat begins production of cars with voice assistant Amazon Alexa

    Seat begins production of cars with voice assistant Amazon Alexa

    It is a surprisingly low engagement rate, though Amazon did sell in the neighborhood of 50 million Alexa devices . The introduction of Amazon Alexa helps us find this balance, - said the President Seat Luca de MEO.
    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch live

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch live

    Last year, the Galaxy Note 8 started at $930 and smashed through the psychological barrier of $1,000 in its top configuration. Samsung is about to launch its highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 9, the latest phone in its premium smartphone range.
    Man United's final bid for Alderweireld is £15m below asking price

    Man United's final bid for Alderweireld is £15m below asking price

    If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together. I'm sure we're going to be competitive. "I am not anxious , not sad, I am so happy".
  • Man City vs Arsenal is the EPL game of the weekend

    Man City vs Arsenal is the EPL game of the weekend

    Arsenal's director of high performance, Darren Burgess, has provided an insight into Arsenal's training in pre-season. The Spanish manager took charge of Arsenal just a few months ago as Arsene Wenger's replacement.

    Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164

    But some evacuees have complained of being ignored or experiencing long delays for supplies to arrive at shelters. A man inspects the ruins of houses at a village affected by Sunday's quake in Kayangan, Lombok Island, Indonesia.
    Khalil Mack Holdout

    Khalil Mack Holdout "Mystifying To Many In The Organization"

    First, it is important to highlight what the cost to acquire Khalil Mack would be if the Raiders were intent on trading him. Remember, Cooper shares an agent with Mack, so we should probably be prepared for another offseason merry-go-round in 2019.
  • Takeaways from Day 7 of the Manafort Trial

    Takeaways from Day 7 of the Manafort Trial

    Both Gates and Manafort were indicted last October by a federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S. Prosecutors have noted that Gates and Manafort were not the targets of the investigation at the time of the interview.

    European Tour Pay Wrong Tommy Fleetwood €133k Open Prize Money

    The European Tour have apologised after Tommy Fleetwood's Open winnings of nearly £120,000 were sent to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood. And the latter Fleetwood's account is apparently where the former Fleetwood's British Open winnings were deposited.
    Chelsea sign Kepa in world record deal

    Chelsea sign Kepa in world record deal

    As the part of the contract, Mateo Kovacic, midfielder of the Spanish powerhouse, will join the blues on a season-long loan. Courtois, 26, will cost the Spanish giants around £35m and he'll pen a six-year contract at the Bernabeu.
  • India's playing XI for 2nd Test vs England leaked?

    India's playing XI for 2nd Test vs England leaked?

    Despite India's overall failed batting effort at Edgbaston, bowling coach Bharat Arun ruled out playing an extra batsman here. India struggled against the swinging ball, with England finding it hard to combat Ravichandran Ashwin's off-spin.
    Arturo Vidal relishing ‘step up’ at Barcelona after switch from Bayern Munich

    Arturo Vidal relishing ‘step up’ at Barcelona after switch from Bayern Munich

    With the confidence that the people have given me, I want to win it all. "A lot of heart and a lot of heart (I will bring). During the three-year contract, I hope we can win everything we play for", a club statement quoted Vidal as saying.
    Tourist racks up $64k in speeding fines in Dubai

    Tourist racks up $64k in speeding fines in Dubai

    Normally, the fees are charged to the registered owner of the auto , which would be Ibrahim, as the driver was a tourist. The man rented a DH1.3 million worth Lamborghini , which he drove at the reckless speed of 240kmph on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Comments

Latest news

Everton clinch signing of Brazilian Bernard
Barcelona have inserted a buy-back clause into the agreement for the centre-back, who only joined them from Palmeiras in January. The Brazil global follows compatriot Richarlison and Lucas Digne in joining the Marco Silva revolution on Merseyside.

Blizzard has 'multiple Diablo projects in the works'
Camel admits that some are going to take longer than others, but that there might be some news to share "later this year". Back in June, we covered that Blizzard was hiring a dungeon artist for an unannounced Diablo game.

Sony unveils translucent PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition to celebrate sales
Not only that it is also accompanied by DualShock 4 wireless controller and mono headset; both with matching translucent body. Joining the ever-expanding collection of special edition PS4 consoles from Sony is the PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition .

Va. to Allow Troops Overseas to Vote in Midterms by Mobile Phones
So far the technology has been limited to trial runs and private elections, such as balloting for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Sawhney sees the state as a springboard to broader use of the voting app, tech experts are not much in favor of mobile voting.

10 years after Russian Federation war, Georgia decries Moscow's ongoing 'occupation'
In the summer of 2008, Georgian forces launched an offensive against separatists in South Ossetia, a small pro-Russian region on the border of the two countries.

A ‘Parks And Recreation’ Favorite Will Be The New Sonic The Hedgehog
Some context for the above tweet, this isn't the first iconic "blue" character from the 90s that Schwartz has voiced. The Sonic movie is being directed by Jeff Fowler, whose 2005 animated movie Gopher Broke was nominated for an Oscar.

Death toll in Indonesia earthquake rises to 91
Immediately after the first shock, the authorities issued a warning about the possibility of a tsunami , which was later canceled. Chrissy Teigen who is vacationing in nearby Bali witnessed the natural disaster first hand from relatively safe distance.

Mobile's new unlimited plan delivers the bare necessities
Called "T-Mobile Essentials ", the new plan will be available starting August 10 and is just like the name implies: the basics. Called the T-Mobile Essentials plan , it offers only the basics, without numerous extras that T-Mobile has become known for.

Ruby Rose Became Very Emotional After Landing The Role Of Batwoman
In case you missed it yesterday, Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman in a standalone TV series set to debut on the CW in 2019 . Fans will get their first look at Rose's take on the character in the big Arrowverse crossover event this December on The CW.

Diego Godin REJECTS chance to make late move to Manchester United
Manchester United are prepared to make a last ditch attempt to sign Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, report SkySports . The 32-year-old has plied his trade in the Spanish capital since 2010 following a switch from Villarreal.

Yerry Mina Having Everton Medical as Transfer Deadline Approaches
He has played 14 times for Brazil and started the 7-1 defeat by Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals. They are also set to make a late move to sign Barcelona's outcast midfielder Andre Gomes.

Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Tops 200 Amid Another Strong Aftershock
But some evacuees have complained of being ignored or experiencing long delays for supplies to arrive at shelters. Authorities are still searching through the rubble left behind on Lombok Island, still hoping to find survivors.

I didn't want my ethnicity to define my role: Priyanka Chopra
It seems PeeCee is dogged by such rumours and has finally opened up about how much about her life she permits to be public. If such an event is taking place, I'd love to celebrate with her because she is lovely and she deserves all the happiness.

Armeena Khan repsonds to former United Kingdom mayor for mocking Burqas
Founder and president of the Conservative Muslim Forum Lord Sheikh told the BBC the party should take "severe action" against Mr Johnson.

Premier League CEO reveals his dislike for Man City's dominance
Former Liverpool midfielder, Danny Murphy has predicted the Premier League clubs that will finish in the top-four this season. Alexis Sanchez sees Manchester United's Premier League opener against Leicester on Friday as a "must-win" game.

Other news