THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
We didn't even make it a full month before the Academy realized it was getting enough push back and questions about the recently announce Best Popular Film award they intended to add to the upcoming award ceremony in February. The Academy announced in a Press Release on Wednesday that it will be rolling back the award for Best Popular Film for the 2019 ceremony and would be seeking "additional input regarding this category."
The release also included important dates for the following award year starting with the 2019 Governors Awards and on through the nominations and awards ceremony for the 92nd Oscars in February of 2020. These dates reflect the other news that was released last month about the earlier schedule over the next several years and reiterated plans to not broadcast all categories on television as they have in the past. Please check out my summary of these changes from last month.
This announcement will likely come as good news to many in the industry, and it is possible that the newly announced award may disappear altogether once the Academy reconsiders the need for such and award based on the feedback from the public as well as industry insiders.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?