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All change at Oscars 2019 as Academy introduces new category for outstanding achievement

Oscars 2019 is going to introduce a new category (Picture: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) The Oscars are set to introduce a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. The new category is one of three significant changes that have been approved by the Academy’s board of governors, with the introduction of the popular film category meaning that films which are popular with audiences, but not critics, are now more likely to be recognised at the annual awards bash. The board of governors has also agreed to an earlier date for the 2020 ceremony and has announced plans to shorten the broadcast to three hours in order to make the Oscars ‘more accessible for our viewers worldwide’. The introduction of the new category may go someway towards combating increasing criticism of the event, which has been described as becoming less and less relevant over the years. Some moviegoers argue that the awards don’t recognise the films that the public are most interested in watching. For..

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