Surprising New Academy Award Changes Just Announced! Oscar’s New Plans Will Be Controversial!

Wow! New Academy Plans Are Surprising – We’ll See How Hollywood Reacts!

This isn’t Johnny Carson’s Oscars!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Scienes just revealed some changes to the Academy Awards telecast, and a few are bound to be controversial!

Among the new changes:

A new awards category for “popular film”, no doubt to ensure that films like “Wonder Woman” and “Black Panther” are recognized by the Academy.

These hugely successful films have not been nominated for Best Picture in recent years, and this could ensure that “Black Panther” has a place in the show, because some feel the exclusion of big box office hits each year in the Best Picture category has hurt the primetime TV show’s ratings…

“Incredible 2” Triple Threat!

And listen to this! “Incredibles 2” COULD get triple nominated! It could be nominated as Best Animated Film, Best Picture, and because of its current box office, “Best Popular Film” as well!

Another plan is to streamline the show to a running time of three hours tops.

Most controversially, the press release includes a plan to present some categories “live” in the theater, but during commercial breaks, so they can be shown later in an edited fashion.

That will be a controversial one for many of the “below the line” categories liked sound editing – there has always been a sensitivity to the acting awards being given more attention than the so-called “craft” awards… has the story, with the entire Academy press release – see it here:

There has been Oscar controversy in the past – remember this?

This Academy Awards performance also sparked many changes – see the story of the infamous Allan Carr-produced show here:

Let me know what you think of these new changes!

Categories: Academy Awards, Action Films, Art, Awards, Books / Media, Film Fight Club, Great Films, Hollywood, Independent Cinema, Los Angeles, Movies, Pop Culture, Talent/Celebrities, TV Show

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

7 replies

  1. Oooh this is intriguing. Not sure how I really feel about this. I see what they’re trying to do but some really weird movies could end up with an Oscar. The Oscars do love a little controversy don’t they haha

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A ‘popular’ Oscar? I have a feeling that the whole thing is being ‘dumbed down’, not unlike the inclusion of so many ‘non-sports’ in the Olympics.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

New Classic Recipe


Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt with Rebecca Moon Ruark

Take It Easy

Retired, not expired: words from the after(work)life. And music. Lots of music!

Hey, Traveler

Sharing travel tips, ideas, and anecdotes with fellow wanderers, dreamers, doers, and lovers of life

Stevie Turner

Realist, writer, reader, reviewer and rocker.

Cornwall in Colours

inspired by the colours of the land, sea and sky of Cornwall

Bonjour From Brittany

Celebrating what makes Brittany unique

Let's Go To The Movies

Film and Theatre Lover!

SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Bringing you yesterday's news from Japan and Asia, today.

Bite! Eat! Repeat!

52 Cookbooks. 52 Recipes. A Tasty 2022!

A Teacher's Reflections

Thirty Years of Wonder

Tanooki Homemade Cafe

Yummy Homemade Food Recipes to Make You Smile:)

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

Pete Springer

Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author


Follow us as we follow the road


Travel Through Ireland and Europe

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Geeking Out about It

BlerdWatching Waaay Too Much TV


Tea, Tours and Escapades

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

You can always start now

journaling to see some answers

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews

Cindy Bruchman

Photography. Observations. Adventures. Let's talk.

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Adventures and Misadventures in Boulder, Colorado

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

Admit One Film Addict

Psychotropic Cinema and more

emmakwall (explains it all)

Film & soundtrack reviews, good humour and lists


Burgers, Books, Music, Movies, Offbeat Adventures & Pop Culture!


Movie reviews and anything else that comes to mind

%d bloggers like this: