Dawn Hudson, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO, and John Bailey, the academy's newly re-elected president, says in an email to members Wednesday morning that the Board of Governors met Tuesday night to approve the three major changes. "The Board of Governors took this charge seriously", the message stated.
While none of the 24 awards will be axed completely some will be shifted to commercial breaks.
What's more, the ceremony's 2020 show will air even earlier in the year on February 9. The Hollywood Reporter reports that, after the last few Oscars telecast dwindled in audience numbers - the 2018 broadcast reaching new lows with 26.5 million viewers - a large shakeup is coming, one that is meant to bring mainstream focus back on the prestigious awards show. - We've set an earlier airdate for 2020: mark your calendars for February 9. It is not known which will be cut, nor what he eligibility criteria for the new popular film award will be. There are no other details available about the award yet, including eligibility information, but the change is part of a continued effort by the Academy to keep the Oscars "relevant in a changing world".
Other cinephiles were turned off by the idea of a "popular film" category, worrying it could turn the Oscars into a ceremony that panders to popular public opinion, much like the MTV Movie Awards or the People's Choice Awards.
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In order to fit all the awards into the new 3-hour timeslot, certain awards will be presented during commercial breaks.
We are excited about these steps, and look forward to sharing more details with you.
The 91st Oscars telecast will air on Sunday, February 24, 2019. And what criteria will be used to determine whether a film qualifies as "popular?" "Popular films are films!" "Every single one was either nominated or won Best Picture with the exception of 'Snow White, ' which was given an honorary Oscar".