The Academy Removes 'Popular Oscar' Award From Next Year's Ceremony

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Several weeks ago The Academy announced a new Oscar category that was to reward "popular" films.

It was a way to allow blockbuster films to win awards since most Best Picture nominees are dominated by dramas and other films of that nature.

Reception for the Popular film category wasn't met with universal acclaim both from fans and those inside the film industry.

For example, Marvel Studios has been pushing Black Panther for the proper Best Picture award and not just the Popular category.

Well now Marvel Studios does not have to worry about the Popular category anymore because The Hollywood Reporter reports that the category has been removed from next year's ceremony.

The report says the popular award has been 'postponed', but The Academy still wants introduce a new award of some kind next year.

There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members,” Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said Thursday. “We have made changes to the Oscars over the years — including this year — and we will continue to evolve while also respecting the incredible legacy of the last 90 years.”

I still believe the best way to improve the Oscars is to include more people to vote on the winners each year. It always seems like the same type of films win each year that caters towards older movie goers.

If The Academy included more young people, then we might see some more blockbusters in contention for the biggest awards.

In either case, The Academy is still thinking on what they should do so an announcement for a new award is still in the discussion stages.

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