The Academy nixes Greatest Common Movie from this 12 months’s Oscars

The Academy nixes Greatest Common Movie from this 12 months’s Oscars

Earlier in the summertime, the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences introduced a number of adjustments to their Oscar broadcast. A lot of the particulars have been fairly nebulous, however the one which bought most critics and followers in a tizzy was that the Academy was going to introduce a brand new class. The class, Greatest Common Movie, was meant to highlight films that did not qualify for the Oscars however nonetheless made Hollywood executives huge boatloads of cash. I really was fairly advantageous with this inclusion, seeing as it will enable for extra films to be honored, however I used to be within the minority. With that in thoughts, the Academy introduced right this moment that they might not current the award at this 12 months’s Oscars. 

The Academy admitted that attempting to introduce a brand new class 9 months into the calendar 12 months was unfair to all the different films that got here out earlier than the award was introduced. Moreover, attempting to create a wholly new award with none concrete {qualifications} for films was fairly inconvenient to say the least. The Academy CEO, Daybreak Hudson, responded to criticism to the award by saying:

“There was a variety of reactions to the introduction of a brand new award, and we acknowledge the necessity for additional dialogue with our members. We’ve got made adjustments to the Oscars over time—together with this 12 months—and we are going to proceed to evolve whereas additionally respecting the unimaginable legacy of the final 90 years.”

The Oscars are nonetheless going to have a shortened run time this 12 months, lasting solely three hours as an alternative of the eternity of years prior. Six to eight awards shall be given throughout business breaks with footage of the winners being edited collectively later within the broadcast. Which awards precisely are going to be reduce from the printed has but to be decided, however the Academy did verify that the reduce awards shall be “rotated annually.”

The 91st Oscars are scheduled to be held on Sunday, February 24th, 2019.

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