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With new category, Oscars are now a popularity contest

 

August 10, 2018



NEW YORK (AP) — Not since Faye Dunaway shouted "La La Land!" has an Oscar announcement caused quite as much chaos as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decision to create a new Academy Awards category for "outstanding achievement in popular film."

The film academy's surprise announcement Wednesday proved remarkably unpopular, at least among film critics and some academy members. Actor Rob Lowe, a longtime academy member, pronounced the Oscars dead, "survived by sequels, tent-poles and vertical integration."

The other new changes were met with a mix of praise and grumbling. Ma...



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