The Oscar has introduced a new nomination

The Oscars’ new ‘popular film’ award proves it’s out-of-touch and elitist

The Oscar has introduced a new nomination

In 2016, Chris Rock said, "I'm here at the Academy Awards".

The Oscars are not what they once were. "Otherwise known as the white people's choice awards". The biggest Academy Awards audience on record came in 1998 when the blockbuster "Titanic" was named best picture.

The editing in Birdman, for instance, is nothing short of genius, cleverly disguising the film to seem like one large take. The 2018 best picture victor, "The Shape of Water", had grossed $57.4 million in the United States by the time the awards aired and $63.9 million total.

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: Overview of Oscar statues on display at "Meet the Oscars" at the Time Warner Center on February 25, 2010 in New York City.

John Bailey, the newly reelected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and film Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in an email to members Wednesday morning that the Board of Governors met Tuesday night to approve the changes, which also included bumping the 2020 ceremony up to February 9.

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Criteria for nomination new nomination will be determined in the near future. It is seen less like inclusion and more like complete segregation, effectively implying that mainstream blockbusters have less to offer than traditional "Oscar bait" dramas with significantly heavier topics that are covered.

"How can the Academy define what's "popular"?" It has faced loads of backlash from the Academy's lack of diversity when it comes to the films nominated which at best has slightly (but not significantly) improved. The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, had been tipped for nominations in the more traditional Oscars categories, such as Best Picture, but many fans now fear that it will be sidelined.

Here are ten films in last ten years that would have surely won the Oscars if the Best Popular Film Category was introduced 10 years back.

Race issues have overshadowed the Oscars for years. Recently, the organizers of the award announced a new category in which the films will contest in the film Best Popular Film Category.

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