Oscar changes spark backlash

New "Popular Film" category draws online criticism.
1:16 | 08/09/18

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Transcript for Oscar changes spark backlash
Chris Kelly would ABC news and some big Oscar changes coming for this upcoming movie season such as a brand new category that people are already talking about. Best popular fill now the academy hasn't said exactly what will constitute a best popular film. But the idea is that critically acclaimed blockbusters. That have been overlooked in the past we're talking about movies like the Dark Knight. Or Wonder Woman would finally get the chance to compete for an Oscar in a category all to itself. Now that could mean very good news for films like Mission Impossible fallout or for black panther. But people are concerned that if black panther goes up for best popular film. It might take away from its chances to win best picture now the good news I suppose is that the academy is affirmed. That all films will be eligible boasts four deaths popular film and for best picture so. They win either way other changes include some a words being given. Off the screen during commercial brakes highlights to be shown during the show. And the date of that show wince when it's when he will be moved up to February 9 to get the awards season. Going and a little more energize perhaps so. Lot going on in the Oscar world. I'm Chris Kelly you're watching ABC news.

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