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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/ ... ry-1133138

To shorten the show they will award some below the line categories during commercial breaks, then air the winners later in the show

Looks like they are desperate to improve ratings. I feel like the Oscars brand is prestige so it could backfire, but the popular film category could be fun I guess. In a way it almost makes the Oscars look snootier when they give the popular film the kids table award and then pick some 50 mil drama as BP

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Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:17 pm
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Post Re: Oscars announce "Popular film" category and shorter tele
I guess one thing is to make the broadcast more popular, but by cutting some categories to the commercial breaks shouldn't make everyone happy either. So far they all sound like poor ideas. Why not just cut the commercial breaks all together :D


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That's their way to give an award to Black Panther and avoid riots.


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They could also only do 1 montage that talks about how great Hollywood is instead of the usual 5.


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Get rid of the songs. Just show them in 5-10 second clips like for the other categories. That's another 20 minutes saved.


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The idea to give out some awards during the commercials is a decent one, but the “popular film” category is just fucking stupid. It’s the equivalent of “everyone gets a trophy”. It’s basically a pity Oscar. “You’re a cultural phenomenon and set box office records, but you’re not good enough to be lumped in with the other (many) films because we’re clearly smarter than the audience. You dumbshits don’t like any of the 8-10 films nominated for Best Picture? Well, here you go!” And to do it in the year of Black Panther? If I loved that movie I’d be a little pissed right now. Maybe it’ll still get some nominations, but voters might not be as eager to vote for it now that it’s a shoo-in for the pity award. I’d rather it lose (or win) on its own terms than see the Oscars just give it this award. #oscarssowhite

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Yeah this is stupid. They basically created an award for Bland Panther because it's a shit film that doesn't deserve Best Picture nomination, but the Academy are too afraid to just say that.


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Post Re: Oscars announce "Popular film" category and shorter tele
From what I hear ABC had a major role in this and demanded the Oscars get shorter and add a blockbuster award. I can understand from their point of view they are spending money on the show and one day may balk at showing it.


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In a few years, it will be Golden Globes #2.


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Dumb Stupid Nonsense

No way they keep a 3 hour time limit
Not airing speeches/giving prestigious technical awards/short film awards off air is trashy and low
Most Popular Film category is nonsense and how can it never Always be the film to Earn the most money. It's stupid.

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I personally care way more about the art direction/costume/visual effects awards, a highlight of the telecast for me has always been seeing those short clips of beautifully edited behind the scenes work, sketches, models, etc when they're presenting nominees in those categories. Way more interesting than Anne Hathaway or whatever desperately over-acting in a clip.

Did they think about streaming them online for free while including the commercials on the online stream, the way MTV did with the VMAs this year? They could also have a separate stream for the awards given out during commercial breaks for those of us who care about art direction et.al.

It's hard to feel bad for Hollywood, I am more entertained by their attempts to stay relevant. And lol at the Affirmative Act-, I mean, "Blockbuster" award, which I'm sure will go to a certain Marvel movie this year.

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