The moves come amidst plummeting TV ratings for the Oscars ceremony. In a statement from Academy president John Bailey and C.E.O.
Read the full letter from The Academy below.
In addition, the board voted to limit the length of its annual awards show to three hours.
In a letter to its members sent this morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) listed three changes approved by its Board of Governors. In order to shorten the telecast, certain awards will given out during commercial breaks with an edited version of the presentation to air later in the broadcast.
We will create a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film.
The Academy's new Oscarspopular film category isn't so popular. The eligibility dates for Oscar releases and the voting period, meanwhile, will remain the same. The date for the 2019 show, February 24, remains unchanged.
It is the latest attempt by the Academy to remain, in the words of its leadership, "relevant in a changing world", and to maintain its position as the premier awards ceremony for excellence in film.
The Academy Board of Governors has yet to reveal more information about what kind of achievement will be recognized and what qualifies as a popular film, and the Academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Oscars are making some changes to their format, and that includes opening the door for more widely popular movies to get recognized, including superhero films.
"The accidental implication is here's the award for popular film, and here's the unpopular films", said Alison Willmore, critic and culture writer for Buzzfeed News.
- The Kenny (@TheKennyMiles) August 8, 2018nomination for stunts please! No further details were shared, but that category will probably air live, and be a nod to massive comic book movies like "Black Panther" - which just hit another domestic milestone.
- Beau Hawkins (@BeauHawkinsNYC)Some people wait all year for this.
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