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.
Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks motive after USA airline worker steals plan, crashes it
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said the man, who has been identified as Richard Russell , was 29 years old and "suicidal". Video showed fiery flames amid trees on the island, which is sparsely populated and only accessible by ferry.
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo hospitalised with pneumonia in Spain
Ronaldo finished his career with an impressive 414 goals, 62 of which came in just 98 appearances for the Brazilian national side. According to reports , Ronaldo , who was on holiday in Ibiza , remains in intensive care and but has been "evolving favourably".
Liverpool v West Ham: Mane can get Reds up and running
The Egypt forward scored 44 times in his first season at Liverpool and took only 19 minutes to get off the mark at Anfield . On the trip to America, he scored penalties against City and United so that's another potential boost too.
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.