Oscars introduce new award for outstanding popular film

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Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the ceremony also clocked it at almost four hours, making it the longest show in over a decade.

The Academy also mentioned that the 2020 Oscars will be airing weeks earlier than usual on February 8. The 2019 show will still run on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Change is coming to the #Oscars.

By creating a new category for "outstanding achievement in popular film", the Academy is very likely attempting to ensure that the broadcast will feature movies - and actors, and directors - that many people will be not just familiar with, but passionate about.

Earlier airdate of February 9th, 2020. - We're planning a more globally accessible, three-hour telecast.

In a letter to members of the Academy, the organization's board of.

Also, the 92nd Oscar ceremony in 2020 will air on the much earlier date of Sunday, February 9, presumably to battle complaints that the show's usual late-February or early-March date feels a little late.

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The most important change to come is that the Academy will introduce a new award category meant to honor "outstanding achievement in popular film". There are no other details available about the award yet, including eligibility information, but the change is part of a continued effort by the Academy to keep the Oscars "relevant in a changing world". The date change will not affect awards eligibility dates or the voting process. 91st Oscars telecast is now scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2019.

The changes are among the most drastic made to the program in recent years. "The Board of Governors took this charge seriously", the message stated.

- The Kenny (@TheKennyMiles) August 8, 2018nomination for stunts please!

What they're proposing now is different - they'll keep handing out awards without a break, even during commercials.

- Atlee Northmore (@southless95)I hope you will still telecast ALL categories including shorts. But the academy didn't specify what films would be categorized as "popular" or when this change would take effect.

- Luis Carlos G Mtz (@LuisCarlosGMtz1)does this mean it's being shortened AND it won't be live?

But there are still plenty of popular films that earn Oscar recognition in top categories, like "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015), "The Martian" (2015) and "Get Out" (2017).