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Oscars Adds “Popular” Film Category

The organisers of the Oscars said on Wednesday they would create a new award category for popular movies and limit the annual televised ceremony to three hours.

In a letter to members, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also said it would present some of the 24 Academy Awards during commercial breaks in the televised broadcast.

The changes, to take effect with the February 2019 ceremony, mark a major shake-up of the prestigious movie industry honours and follow years of declining audiences for the Oscars ceremony.