The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announces a series of changes coming to the Oscars.
In previous years, many blockbusters and critically acclaimed movies have been left out of the Oscars. But this might be over since new categories are coming to the Academy Awards.
The organizing body announced on Wednesday that the number of changes are coming to the Oscars, including a new category for “popular film”.
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What makes a movie eligible for a nomination to the new category has not been announced, but what it is for is clear – to include movies that did big in the box office and gained international recognition.
These are usually action or comedy movies, that are generally not thought of as “Oscars material”.
Given this new category, it is now possible for movies such as the Avengers series or Black Panther to be nominated for anything other than art, music or effects (but rather as a great movie altogether).
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The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a series of awards given to recognize artistic and technical merit in the American (and international) film.
They are presented in a extravagant gala each year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The next Oscars will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2019.