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    I love ScarJo but this was not a good idea and initial statement from her. At least her new statement sounds like she learned something:


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    I think I am in the minority but I am tired of comic book movies. I have 100s of comic books from my youth, love comic books, and was excited when they started making these, however the actual movies have become monotonous with never ending battle scenes and a focus on CGI. Boring to me...#BtMe

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    I've been tired of them for awhile now, too. Unfortunately, they're going to keep churning them out as long as they're eaten up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    I've been tired of them for awhile now, too. Unfortunately, they're going to keep churning them out as long as they're eaten up.
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    I guess it's not time yet for our annual Oscars thread but this is a head-scratcher:

    https://www.indiewire.com/2018/08/ac...bc-1201992305/
    At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night, the 54 governors voted to add a new category to the Oscars. Per tradition, some 7,000 Academy voters, experts in their field, voted in by their colleagues, will weigh in on the best films of the year in 24 categories covering the crafts of moviemaking, from cinematography to sound, as well as the four acting categories, directing, writing, animation, foreign language, documentary, and fiction shorts and features.

    But this year there will be one more: Best Popular Film. The Academy is bowing to pressure from ABC, which is anxious about historic low ratings for its telecast. The next Oscars will air on February 24, 2019 and, in 2020, will move up from February 23 to February 9, the earliest date ever, in a bid to jump ahead of multiple rival awards shows–which will, in turn, move ahead of the Oscars. (In the early days of its history, the Oscars were held in May, moved to April and March, then February.)

    The Board also finally succumbed to building pressure to keep the show to three hours and not present live some of the less sexy craft categories, following the lead of other awards shows like the Tonys. (Sexy categories like Sound Mixing and Editing will be presented live during commercial breaks, then edited into the show.) This also serves to undermine the integrity of these annual global awards, which may be losing relevance as a mainstream shared event, but are still revered by cinephiles around the world.

    The Academy’s message to members from CEO Dawn Hudson and re-elected president John Bailey is below:

    Dear Member,

    Last night, the Board of Governors met to elect new board officers, and discuss and approve significant changes to the Oscars telecast.

    The Board of Governors, staff, Academy members, and various working groups spent the last several months discussing improvements to the show.

    Tonight, the Board approved three key changes:

    1. A three-hour Oscars telecast

    We are committed to producing an entertaining show in three hours, delivering a more accessible Oscars for our viewers worldwide.

    To honor all 24 award categories, we will present select categories live, in the Dolby Theatre, during commercial breaks (categories to be determined). The winning moments will then be edited and aired later in the broadcast.

    2. New award category

    We will create a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. Eligibility requirements and other key details will be forthcoming.

    3. Earlier airdate for 92nd Oscars

    The date of the 92nd Oscars telecast will move to Sunday, February 9, 2020, from the previously announced February 23. The date change will not affect awards eligibility dates or the voting process.

    The 91st Oscars telecast remains as announced on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

    We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world. The Board of Governors took this charge seriously.

    We are excited about these steps, and look forward to sharing more details with you.

    John Bailey and Dawn Hudson

    Clearly, the hope is that adding the Best Popular Film category to the telecast will improve viewership and build up historically low ratings, which have sagged since the move from five to up to ten Best Picture nominees has failed to yield many mainstream contenders. But what does popular have to do with best? It’s up to the Academy members to make that determination. The rules regarding the new category have yet to be revealed, which opens the floodgates for opposition.

    This year, for example, Disney and Marvel’s “Black Panther” had an excellent chance of making it to the Best Picture and many other races. Now we may never know if it had a chance to earn its rightful place at the top of the Hollywood firmament, as it could be sequestered in the meaningless “popular film” category. This is a damn shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    I guess it's not time yet for our annual Oscars thread but this is a head-scratcher:

    https://www.indiewire.com/2018/08/ac...bc-1201992305/
    At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night, the 54 governors voted to add a new category to the Oscars. Per tradition, some 7,000 Academy voters, experts in their field, voted in by their colleagues, will weigh in on the best films of the year in 24 categories covering the crafts of moviemaking, from cinematography to sound, as well as the four acting categories, directing, writing, animation, foreign language, documentary, and fiction shorts and features.

    But this year there will be one more: Best Popular Film. The Academy is bowing to pressure from ABC, which is anxious about historic low ratings for its telecast. The next Oscars will air on February 24, 2019 and, in 2020, will move up from February 23 to February 9, the earliest date ever, in a bid to jump ahead of multiple rival awards shows–which will, in turn, move ahead of the Oscars. (In the early days of its history, the Oscars were held in May, moved to April and March, then February.)

    The Board also finally succumbed to building pressure to keep the show to three hours and not present live some of the less sexy craft categories, following the lead of other awards shows like the Tonys. (Sexy categories like Sound Mixing and Editing will be presented live during commercial breaks, then edited into the show.) This also serves to undermine the integrity of these annual global awards, which may be losing relevance as a mainstream shared event, but are still revered by cinephiles around the world.

    The Academy’s message to members from CEO Dawn Hudson and re-elected president John Bailey is below:

    Dear Member,

    Last night, the Board of Governors met to elect new board officers, and discuss and approve significant changes to the Oscars telecast.

    The Board of Governors, staff, Academy members, and various working groups spent the last several months discussing improvements to the show.

    Tonight, the Board approved three key changes:

    1. A three-hour Oscars telecast

    We are committed to producing an entertaining show in three hours, delivering a more accessible Oscars for our viewers worldwide.

    To honor all 24 award categories, we will present select categories live, in the Dolby Theatre, during commercial breaks (categories to be determined). The winning moments will then be edited and aired later in the broadcast.

    2. New award category

    We will create a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. Eligibility requirements and other key details will be forthcoming.

    3. Earlier airdate for 92nd Oscars

    The date of the 92nd Oscars telecast will move to Sunday, February 9, 2020, from the previously announced February 23. The date change will not affect awards eligibility dates or the voting process.

    The 91st Oscars telecast remains as announced on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

    We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world. The Board of Governors took this charge seriously.

    We are excited about these steps, and look forward to sharing more details with you.

    John Bailey and Dawn Hudson

    Clearly, the hope is that adding the Best Popular Film category to the telecast will improve viewership and build up historically low ratings, which have sagged since the move from five to up to ten Best Picture nominees has failed to yield many mainstream contenders. But what does popular have to do with best? It’s up to the Academy members to make that determination. The rules regarding the new category have yet to be revealed, which opens the floodgates for opposition.

    This year, for example, Disney and Marvel’s “Black Panther” had an excellent chance of making it to the Best Picture and many other races. Now we may never know if it had a chance to earn its rightful place at the top of the Hollywood firmament, as it could be sequestered in the meaningless “popular film” category. This is a damn shame.
    We are not starting an Oscar thread yet!

    That said, this needs to be discussed. To me, this is one of the dumber decisions the Academy has ever made. They are trying to cater to an audience that doesn't give two Saoirse Ronan's about the Oscars. The saddest part is they will be giving out some of the awards during the commercial breaks. What a disgrace.

    Lastly, by creating this category, they are saying some films aren't worthy of actually be considered for Best Picture. To me, that is the worst part of this whole thing.
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    Yeah, I don't get the big deal about a 3 hour show. Most of the shows are about 3hrs30 mins...wtf is an extra 30 minutes if you're already going to tune in for 3 hours?

    And they're catering to an audience who won't shut the fuck up about how the Oscars 'doesn't represent most movie goers' because most people have pedestrian taste in movies. I mean, I like a good blockbuster as much as the next person, but are they deserving of oscars because they're popular and make lots of money? Of course not. People that complain their comic book movies won't win oscars are people that don't like oscar fare, so screw em. These people just want to oscars to turn into the Grammies: give the most popular, successful stuff the awards. The reason I like The Oscars is because (though they're not infallible) put quality and craftsmanship at the forefront. Sure it's still political and opinionated, but most years the right people get the awards, especially in the technical/craft categories.

    That said, I'm not exactly opposed to honouring the best pop film of the year. It just depends on how they're going to execute it. My one beef with the oscars is that too often genre films don't get any recognition or win anything. So if it's more along the lines of 'well, Get Out isn't going to win best picture, but it's the best genre film of the year', I'd be okay with it. But it's going to be full of comic book movies and stuff. I've heard this award jokingly referred to as The Black Panther award.
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