In addition to regimenting their broadcast to a strict three hours, the Academy announced today that it will be unvieling a new category at the Oscars, Outstanding Popular Film.
Change is coming to the #Oscars. Here's what you need to know:-- The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 8, 2018
- A new category is being designed around achievement in popular film.
- We've set an earlier airdate for 2020: mark your calendars for February 9.
- We're planning a more globally accessible, three-hour telecast. pic.twitter.com/oKTwjV1Qv9
These changes are most likely being put into place after the 2018 broadcast yielded the lowest-rating on record (26.5 million), so to stop that Dwayne The Rock Johnson will now be nominated for the 5 movies he made this year that made 50 billion dollars each.
1. The Academy is proud to announce the new category "Most Outstanding The Movie Crash"
I know it's pretentious but I find it disappointing they're now giving Oscars to so-called "popular" movies. Oscars only deserve to be given to beloved cinematic classics like Crash-- Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) August 8, 2018
2. Also fuck off for snubbing my boy Daniel Day
@ the academy pic.twitter.com/w9g1vcX8M3-- hunter harris (@hunteryharris) August 8, 2018
3. Voice acting
still no oscar for stunt performances/choreography or voice acting but cool, why not add an award for most popular movie, to the popular movie awards-- demi adejuyigbe (@electrolemon) August 8, 2018
4. And Tobey Maguire wins every one
we already have an Oscar for popular film and it's called the MTV Movie Awards!!!!-- Olivia Craighead (@oliviacraighead) August 8, 2018
5. Wake me up when there's a Vine Awards
2018: The Academy announces a new award for "Popular Film"!-- david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) August 8, 2018
2020: The Academy announces a new award for "Best Cinematic Universe!"
2022: The Academy announces a new award for "TV Shows that Feel Like 10-Hour Movies!"
2024: The Academy announces that "gifs are the new cinema!"
6. What about all us drama kids
when the jock auditions for the play senior year and the director gives him the lead pic.twitter.com/rbBjCZsJ6B-- Ryan Creamer (@ryguyguyry) August 8, 2018
7. And the Oscar goes to....Rick and Morty
Basically the Oscars added an award for Most Hostile Fanbase.-- Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) August 8, 2018
8. Ah very good
When you're sittin at the Oscars and you see Ant-Man 3 win an award for achieving a 85% RT score pic.twitter.com/7fo4pstC45-- Funnel Ferry Butter Bar (@ItsDavery) August 8, 2018
9. Those little indie darlings
Thank God the Oscars are finally rewarding popular films instead of only focusing on micro-budget avant-garde curios like Argo and The King's Speech-- James Slaymaker (@jmslaymaker) August 8, 2018
10. Come on up and get slimed
and the oscar for best kiss goes to-- iana (@yorgosIanthimos) August 8, 2018
11. You can only watch said films in IFC's dirty cellar
If one category is Popular Film, then another category has to be Film Nobody Cared About But People Think Talking About It Made Them Sound Smart.-- Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) August 8, 2018
12. Paws up for the king
THE POPULAR FILM OSCAR BELONGS TO ONE BEAR AND ONE BEAR ALONE pic.twitter.com/RfrISVAGtk-- Peter Kelly (@PeterKelly25) August 8, 2018
13. Honestly I'd be down for Best Movie With Lots of Colors
BEST ACTRESS IN A LOUD MOVIE-- Matt Rogers (@MattRogersTho) August 8, 2018
BEST MOVIE WITH LOTS OF COLORS
BEST TRAIN EXPLOSION - DRAMA
BEST MOVIE THAT IS A 5TH SEQUEL
BEST LADY COMEDY
BEST WIG IN A SPACE MOVIE
BEST JOKE ABOUT ANAL IN A BIG BUDGET COMEDY
BEST DIVERSE CHARACTER WITH 4 LINES
CAREER OSCAR FOR MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ