New Oscar category, popular film, is unpopular with film fans

New Oscar category, popular film, is unpopular with film fans

Beginning next year, among the known Oscar nominations will be new for best popular film. The first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929 actually did give out two top awards, one for Outstanding Picture and one for Unique and Artistic Picture to recognize both art films and epics, but the Unique and Artistic category was dropped the next year. With the introduction of this new Popular Movie category, you'd think that film buffs would be happy about this right? "That's what the Teen Choice Awards are for".

The Academy is still working out details like what qualifies as "popular". "They initially tried to do something similar about a decade ago when they extended the amount of Best Picture nominees from 5 to 10, because of the uproar when popular movies like "WALL-E" and "The Dark Knight" were being excluded from Best Picture nominations".

Essentially the Oscars for sites that are naturally lovely 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 could have waited to see the impact on the best picture race from its push to diversify its membership, Willmore said.

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In recent years, the Academy Awards have continuously suffered from low ratings.

An anonymous member of the Academy's film editing branch told The Hollywood Reporter that if, as expected, technical awards are dropped, it would be "demeaning" to those who work behind the scenes. Including past winners that are blockbuster films like Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

In any case, the popular-film category could turn out to be a smart way for the Academy to get fans of blockbusters to watch its struggling annual spectacle. It implies that popular films, no matter how masterful they can be, are not worth honoring, which is just disgusting, if I'm to speak plainly. This year's ceremony took place on March 9, 2018.

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