From next year, there will be an award for outstanding achievement in popular film, the first time a new Oscar has been introduced since best animated film in 2001. Starting next year, the ceremony will now be shown in what the Academy describes as "a more globally accessible, three-hour telecast". 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.
It is unclear, however, whether the change will come into effect in time for the next Oscars ceremony in February. Further details and eligibility requirements are yet to be announced, but the category is expected to cater to more blockbuster and genre films, often seen as maligned by awards ceremonies.
The date of the 92nd Oscars telecast will move to Sunday, February 9, 2020, from the previously announced February 23. Winning moments will be edited and later aired during the broadcast.
"We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world", a statement sent to Academy members on August 7 reads. This creates ratings woes for the Academy, to be sure, but it's also generated an outcry from genre fans and critics, who argue that legitimately great artistic achievements in blockbuster and genre-heavy films are often overlooked, with a few exceptions like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and this year's big victor, The Shape of Water.
We are excited about these steps, and look forward to sharing more details with you.
Iran Guards says it held Gulf drills as U.S. tensions rise
If the US wants negotiations, it should stop pressures and sanctions, Qasemi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency. This accounted for 35 percent of Iranian exports last month, according to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg .
Best Achievement In Popular Film. However, if such massive changes are in order, it's possible that the Academy is in a hurry to see if these modifications will have the intended effect of renewing interest in the prestigious awards show.
Fox News national security strategist Sebastian Gorka reacts to media frenzy over Trump Tower meeting on 'Hannity'. One of Mr Trump's lawyers, Jay Sekulow , said on Sunday that the meeting had nor broken any laws.
They were going to mail it to him Saturday. "Kobe Bryant, thanks for showing me what passion and love for your craft looks like". He discussed Saturday the impact his family, friends and teammates had on his career. "Just know how much I respected the game.
Vincent and the Grenadines where he allegedly hid millions of dollars of taxable income from the IRS for almost a decade. Asked if he got any personal benefit from Mr Manafort's falsified loan applications, Gates responded: "No, I did not".
The team has reportedly agreed to trade wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills , according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . This Browns-Bills exchange follows the trade of former Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland in March.
Sanctions will also be reapplied to US imports of Iranian carpets and foodstuffs and on certain related financial transactions. In this July 30, 2018, photo, an Iranian street money exchanger holds a USA banknote in downtown Tehran, Iran.
The boy, whose fourth birthday was Monday, was reported missing by his mother from Clayton County, Georgia, in December. Police described the compound as a small underground trailer covered by plastic, with no running water or electricity.
It adds that another of Raiola's clients, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is wanted by United. They signed Arturo Vidal last week, but have still been linked with the Manchester United midfielder.
Seagal, who occasionally appears on Russian state television, said he welcomed the appointment, Reuters reported. The Hard To Kill action star is an accomplished martial artist, just like Russian president Vladimir Putin .
The couple were found guilty of rape, sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography. The woman's partner was supposed to be banned from having contact with children, due to his previous conviction.
It has approached JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo , Citigroup and US Bancorp about hosting several offers on Facebook Messenger. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook has been courting banks to enter into data-sharing agreements.
Weeks after tying the knot themselves, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were at another wedding Saturday - this time as guests. Next spring, Meghan and Harry are scheduled to make their first tour to the United States at the request of the U.K.
Tight Ohio Vote Could Spell Trouble for GOP This Fall
The Republican campaign arm and its allied super PAC was forced to pick up the slack, spending more than $4 million between them. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Balderson had a 1,754-vote lead over O'Connor, with more than 202,000 votes cast.
Fire whirl brings critical conditions in Northern…
A team of 188 specialist Australian and New Zealand firefighters are also on the ground in California to help battle the blazes. Varney's radio wasn't communicating with headquarters, so his assistant relayed messages - until they lost contact.
Thomas wins WGC-Bridgestone by four shots in dominant style
Putnam earned $$612,000, a two-year tour exemption and a spot next week in the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Woods, an eight-times champion at Firestone, dismissed speculation that his surgically-repaired back had bothered him.
Demi Lovato's assistant thought she was dead
She celebrated six years of sobriety in March, but appeared to reveal she'd relapsed in a song, " Sober ", released in June. Star in an unconscious state was found by her assistant and, fearing that she was dead, began to shout ("She's dead!").
Tourist plane crashes in Swiss Alps, 20 dead
Earlier on Saturday, a small plane carrying two parents and their two children crashed in the nearby canton of Nidwalden. The mountainous area in south-eastern Switzerland is popular with hikers and skiers and includes a glacier.
Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in west Tennessee
Eight counties have mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare . It's also important for residents to eliminate standing water around their homes, an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Osama Bin Laden's Mum Has Broken Her 17-Year Silence
Usama bin Laden's brother has pleaded with the Al Qaeda founder's son Hamza not to follow in his infamous father's footsteps. She said bin Laden was radicalized at the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, where he was studying economics.