The Academy Awards are making significant changes including the addition of a brand new popular film category, a decision criticized by some in the industry as a watering down of the quality of the ceremony. Mark Harris, the Five Came Back author, said that the idea of bringing a popular film category was "ghetto" and people would "perceive it that way". Winning moments will be edited and later aired during the broadcast. The Academy took to Twitter to share the exciting news on August 8, which has sparked some controversy on social media.
Playing two spinners at Lord's tempting, says Virat Kohli
Captain Kohli was the only one who stood up to the English pace attack in the first Test, scoring a century and a half-century. In this summer's opening scene, when England won the knife-edge match at Edgbaston , India's batting was a one-man show.
The Oscars ceremony will be trimmed by handing out some awards during commercial breaks instead of honoring all winners, including those in categories like sound editing and costumes, along with actors, writers and director. The last time a new category was added to the awards was in 2001, for Best Animated Film.
Critics of this latest move point out, rightly, that there's already an award for being a popular film - box office grosses. The concession is an attempt to allow awards for films that are blockbuster hits that have been shut out of the Best Picture academy, such as science fiction, horror and superhero films.
The Academy announced some big changes for future Oscars ceremonies. "In creating this award, the Board of Governors supports broad-based consideration of excellence in all films".
Facebook sorry that balloons appeared in Indonesia natural disaster messages
Across much of the island, a popular tourist destination, once-bustling villages have been turned into virtual ghost towns. Kurniawan Eko Wibowo, a doctor at the field hospital, said most patients had broken bones and head injuries.
The sale of the broadcast rights make up the majority of the Academy's revenue, meaning viewer figures are important, and they tend to be higher when more popular films are nominated in the major categories. All of this will be put into effect for the 91st Academy Awards next February, where Marvel fans will no doubt be campaigning for Black Panther to land the ultimate prize. Even with this change it still can do that of course, but adding a new category just widens the net.
While the glamorous evening can run upwards of four hours, the academy has now promised to keep it to a tight three, claiming that some of the 24 categories will be announced during commercial breaks.
We are excited about these steps, and look forward to sharing more details with you.
Donald Trump's administration hits Russian Federation with new sanctions over spy poisoning
Two more people, Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess, later came into contact with the lethal substance and were hospitalised. London and its allies have accused Moscow of trying to kill the Skripals and says the two cases are likely linked.