Oscars add popular film category, sets earlier air date


The Oscars are including a brand new class to honour popular movies and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony on a a lot earlier air date of Feb. 9, 2020.

Daybreak Hudson, Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences CEO, and John Bailey, the academy’s newly re-elected president, says in an e mail to members Wednesday morning that the Board of Governors met Tuesday night time to approve the three main adjustments.

“Now we have heard from lots of you about enhancements wanted to maintain the Oscars and our academy related in a altering world. The Board of Governors took this cost significantly,” the message said.

To maintain the ceremony to a few hours, the academy vows to current solely choose classes reside. Others shall be introduced throughout business breaks, with the winners’ acceptances “edited and aired later within the broadcast.”

Particulars and eligibility necessities of the brand new class, which can honour “excellent achievement in popular film,” shall be forthcoming.

The brand new 2020 air date strikes the telecast from a beforehand introduced date later within the month. The 2019 ceremony will nonetheless air Feb. 24.

Scores for the 91st Academy Awards fell to an all-time low of 26.5 million viewers, down 19 per cent from the earlier 12 months and the primary time the glitzy awards ceremony had fewer than 30 million viewers since 2008. It additionally clocked it at practically four hours, making it the longest present in over a decade.




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