Because the next Oscar there will also be the category “Best Popular Film”


Published on Aug 10, 2018


A revolution in the home Academy. Or, better, the Academy itself has decided to make a few changes to adapt to the market, the development of the film industry, and to..survive.

In fact, as well as communicated through Twitter by the same account of the Academy starting from next year, the Oscar ceremony will also include a new special category: the one of the Best Popular movie.

In this way, many film samples of receipts, often relegated to the press, the minor and technical, now can have their moment of glory, and can boast a the recognition of official critic, as well as the one already reserved by the collections and by the audience.

Change is coming to the #Oscars. Here's what you need to know:

– A new category is being designed around achievement in popular film.
– We've set an earlier airdate for 2020: mark your calendars for April 9.
– We're planning a more globally accessible, three-hour telecast.

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 8, 2018

The Academy has not yet made public the criteria by which the films will be selected, but it is clear that the first candidates could be done to the eye by drawing from the list of the major successes of the film season.

In this way, too, the film for which the majors have sought in the past, nominations to be important (as, for example, the intent vented from the Warner Bros propose Wonder Woman, even in the wake of the feminist movement of the #metoo), will have their great opportunity.

There is good reason to believe that this could cause of the movements within the hollywood industry, which these days aims with the film from the large budget and big box-office receipts, a statement from the critics, and a social message that goes beyond the simple “pop” (and the success of the Black Panther is an example of this).

But the institution of the category of Best Popular Film was not the only news given by the Academy: the duration of the ceremony will be of three hours (instead of four), and some figurines will be delivered during the advertising breaks.

Here's another important change with the coming for matters of survival and adaptation. The most recent Oscar ceremony, broadcast by the ABC Network, was the least followed of all time by the audience of american (with a lot of joy on the part of the President, Donald Trump, who, as usual, he mocked on Twitter, many of the actors in hollywood, the critics against her present that evening), having had an audience of 26 million viewers, compared to 32 million on the edition of the 2017.

The Academy has therefore realized that, in spite of the great appeal that the Oscars continue to play in american popular culture and in the world (after the sporting events continue to be the television event most watched of the year in the United States), the ceremony itself would need a makeover, and to some extent in most to be attractive.

And for this reason the establishment of the award for Best Popular film even comes with the aim of enter in “securities of the cry” in the list of film candidates for the major awards. The intent is to attract a certain type of audience, perhaps made by very young people who probably are not very interested in the list of the movies usually candidate for best film (last year in addition to The Form of Water of Del Toro's other films of the list were: Three Posters Ebbing, Missouri, on the head-Get Out, Dunkirk, The darkest Hour, Call me With Your Name, Lady Bird, The Post and The Wire Hidden, titles that do not appear to be attractive for an audience and more popular, and the youth).

It is, therefore, a matter of survival, and adaptation to the market. Probably also some kind of “pressure” suffered by the Academy in recent times by some major label (Warner and Disney on all of them) to get applications that are important for their qualifications, will take the antenna of the attention towards a basin of the movie that, until now, have not even remotely approached in the run of the films nominated for the most coveted prizes (from the last Star Wars, to the various Avengers, just to name a few).

That the revolution has start. Hoping that the Oscar ceremony does not change in time in a sort of Mtv Movie Awards.

Remember that the 91esima Oscar ceremony will take place on 24 February 2019, while the 2020 has been brought forward to 9 February.

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