New Oscar category for 'popular film' ripped by critics
Media pundits and movie fans are ripping The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ announcement Wednesday morning of a new Oscar category for “achievement in popular film.” The vaguely defined honor will be introduced at the 2019 ceremony along with other changes seemingly aimed at appeasing studios and boosting ratings of the annual ABC telecast. The new category was quickly ripped far and wide on Twitter, though it also had a few defenders.
Here are some of the most thoughtful points and funniest jabs (some NSFW language):
Yet a few defended the move: