The Academy Announces New Changes for the OSCARS, Including 'Popular Film' Category

The Academy Announces New Changes for the OSCARS, Including 'Popular Film' Category

The Oscars will be seeing changes come to future telecasts, according to a tweet sent out by The Academy this morning. This news comes after John Bailey was re-elected as the Academy president last night. See the full tweet below.

The Academy shares three big changes to the telecast:

- A new category is being designed around achievement in popular film.

- An earlier airdate has been for 2020: February 9.

- A more globally accessible, three-hour telecast is being planned.

Not much else is known about the new category, but this is big news for filmmakers whose films are for more mainstream audiences.

The 91st Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Academy key dates for the 2018 Awards season are:

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Governors Awards
Monday, January 7, 2019 Nominations voting opens
Monday, January 14, 2019 Nominations voting closes
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Oscar Nominations Announcement
Monday, February 4, 2019 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Saturday, February 9, 2019 Scientific and Technical Awards
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Finals voting opens
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Finals voting closes
Sunday, February 24, 2019 91st Oscars

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