Oscars cutting out popular category after all?

Interesting: “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they will be postponing the new “popular” movie category after widespread criticism. The new Oscars category will not be present at the upcoming 91st awards.” Blah blah blah, excuse excuse excuse, your guess is as good as mine as to why the change.  No, really, your guess is as good as mine.  Maybe they’ve decided to let Black Panther have some of the big-kid nominations?  Because that might have been the thing that did it.

They’re still doing the other stuff, like cutting down the time and doing all the tech awards during the commercial breaks.  I’m sure that the technical people are thrilled about that.  Absolutely thrilled.  Then again, what does the Academy care about what I think?  I haven’t watched the Oscars in at least a decade, and then I tuned in solely because Peter Jackson was sacking the place.

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