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LOS ANGELES Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream.
Many people took to social media to criticize the new category.
Warren Beatty's old! Well, the Academy plans to remedy that, and to paraphrase Bobby D's Oscar-winning song, things will change.
Could this be "Black Panther's" big chance? They argue the change "will not affect awards eligibility dates or the voting process".
The Oscars ceremony will be trimmed by handing out some awards during commercial breaks instead of honoring all winners, including those in categories like sound editing and costumes, along with actors, writers and director.
It's been almost 17 years since the film Academy added a new category, best animated film. Others anxious that the creation of the new category would effectively ruin Black Panther's chance at Best Picture.
The Academy announced it's adding a new category, shortening the broadcast and moving up the date of the 2019 show.
The telecast has also limited its run time to three hours or less, revealing that select categories will be presented during commercial breaks. Don't miss the 91st Oscars on ABC on Sunday, February 24, 2019. "The Last Fall" director Matthew A. Cherry agreed "Black Panther" is a shoe-in, while adding that he'd like to see the Academy add a best stunt race, too.
"Look we already tried the Blockbuster Awards and they didn't work", tweeted Richard Lawson, chief film critic at Vanity Fair. When they institute the Popular Film category, will they bring Best Picture back down to 5 nominees?
The changes are unlikely to sit well with sections of the film industry who will be concerned that the awards will inevitably be split between the main awards and a second tier of categories which, ultimately, will be seen to matter less.
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Blues Set to Break World Record for Courtois Replacement
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Egypt allows domestic gas into Gaza for 1st time
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