Ever felt devastated because your favorite big blockbuster didn’t get an Oscar nomination? Well, that’s about to change! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just approved a series of major changes, and they’re going to make this year’s ceremony even more epic. Take a look at three major adjustments introduced by the Academy.
A three-hour Oscars telecast
Ever got bored while watching the Oscars? That’s about to become a thing of the past. The annual awards show will be limited to three hours, making it more accessible to viewers worldwide. Selected awards will be given out during the live broadcast, while the rest of them will be presented during commercial breaks.
New award category
Genre films rarely make a cut at the Oscar, but the Academy found a perfect way to avoid accusations of being elitist. They just introduced a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. We’re yet to see what that means since they haven’t revealed anything about eligibility requirements. Long story short – big blockbusters will no longer show up on every list of the biggest Oscar snubs since they’re going to have a category of their own.
An earlier airdate for 92nd Oscars
If you already marked February 23 on your calendar, you’re up for disappointment. The date of the upcoming Oscar telecast was moved to February 9. Fortunately, this change will not affect awards eligibility dates or the voting process.