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Oscars Popular Category Is Not Popular So More

The Oscars popular film category bombed at the box office and has already been dropped.

Last week, the Oscars announced a new Popular Film category so all those superhero films didn’t feel left out on Oscars night. The move was met with backlash with many complaining that the Academy was “pandering to pedestrians” and that it would ruin whatever prestige the Oscars have left in 2018.

As a result, the Oscars pandered to the high society white people and removed the category. Here’s what Academy CEO Dawn Hudson had to say:

“There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members. The Academy recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year creates challenges for films that have already been released. The Academy continues to be actively engaged in discussions, and will examine and seek additional input regarding this category. We have made changes to the Oscars over the years—including this year—and we will continue to evolve while also respecting the incredible legacy of the last 90 years.”

Well, that clears up that.

They are right in saying that announcing the award nine months into the year was a mistake. If you’re going to make the announcement, do it at the awards show itself. Tease some big announcement and then deliver with a new category, leaving fans more disappointed than the host’s opening monologue.

Oscar ratings have declined over the years, which is why the Academy wanted to include your more simple-minded films. Fans don’t care about people fucking fish. They want robots fighting each other and destroying cities. It was always a slippery slope because had this category been around a few years ago, Batman vs. Superman 100 percent would have won as Oscar. Not because it was good, but because it was about a silver spoon white guy who found common ground with an outcast white guy based on nothing but the shared name of their mother.

Oscar voters love that shit.

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