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Posted: August 08, 2018

Oscars adds ‘Popular Film’ category, won’t broadcast entire awards show

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The Academy Awards’ board of governors has approved new changes for future Oscar telecasts Wednesday, including plans for a new category honoring popular films.

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Oscars adds ‘Popular Film’ category, won’t broadcast entire awards show
The Academy's board of governors has approved new changes for future Oscar telecasts Wednesday, including plans for a new category honoring popular films.

By Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Changes are coming to the Academy Awards -- including a new awards category.

The Academy’s board of governors announced plans for a “Popular Films” category. 

Details are limited and eligibility requirements will be announced at a later date, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Future awards broadcasts will also be cut down to three hours for a ‘global audience,’ the Academy tweeted.

“To honor all 24 award categories, we will present select categories live, in the Dolby Theatre, during commercial breaks (categories to be determined),” the board of governors said in a statement. “The winning moments will then be edited and aired later in the broadcast.”

The board also announced a new date for the 92nd Oscars -- Feb. 9, 2020.

The 2019 Oscars will remain as scheduled, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.


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