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Others blasted the academy with insults, calling the new changes "inane" and those who made them "cowards", while "Lord of the Rings" veteran Elijah Wood simply tweeted, "Best Popular Film? oof".

Bailey is beginning his second term as president and his fifteenth year as a governor representing the Cinematographers Branch.

After months of discussions, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved three new changes to the Oscars, one of which could have huge implications on the Best Picture category.

The Academy also mentioned that the 2020 Oscars will be airing weeks earlier than usual on February 8.

Best Achievement In Popular Film.

This comes at a time when the Academy is trying to make changes to improve ratings of its annual show.

Moreover, there's been widespread support for the Academy adding a category for Best Stunts or Best Casting for years, and this is the category they decide to add?

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However, the three-hour telecast means select categories will not air live.

The Oscars are adding a new category to honour popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony on a much earlier air date of February 9, 2020.

In a letter sent to members, the Academy also announced that the telecast will now be kept to under three hours which means that some of the 24 categories will be announced during commercial breaks and then edited into the ceremony later on.

While none of the 24 awards will be axed completely some will be shifted to commercial breaks.

All jokes aside, here's another thing that rubs this writer the wrong way about the new "Popular Film" category: it's inherently condescending toward whatever ends up winning that year. Eligibility requirements and other key details will be forthcoming.

The Oscars has also announced that its planning an earlier date for 2020 - advising film fans to mark their calendars for February 9. They argue the change "will not affect awards eligibility dates or the voting process".

The next year, the Academy expanded its Best Picture category to 10 nominees to try and recognize more "populist" films like The Dark Knight. "The Board of Governors took this charge seriously", the message stated.

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