Thursday, August 9, 2018

Witney Seibold Calls the New 'Most Popular Film' Oscar a 'Terrible Mistake'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced this week the addition of a new Oscars category, for "Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film." Although the exact criteria for the award has yet to be explained, the inclusion of an award specifically created to appeal to mainstream audiences is a major change for the awards ceremony, and a lot of people aren't happy about what it represents.

Writing for IGN, Witney Seibold says "these ideas are unilaterally terrible and threaten the very integrity of the Academy Awards themselves," and explains why the Academy is "essentially giving up any pretense of authority they had in dictating a film's quality."

Read: Witney Seibold Argues "The Oscars' New Popular Film Category is a Bad Idea" at IGN

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  2. I am in favor of Oscar cat “Outstanding Achievement in a Poplar Film”. Nominees:

    A Walk in the Woods
    The Place Beyond the Pines
    The Sea of Trees
    The Tree of Life

  3. The Oscar night is a huge event mainly for people involved in the industry of film. For the rest of the world it represents the opportunity of watching all the stars on the silver screen walking on the red carpet.Academy Awards 2020 Live Stream