FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles. When the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced changes to next year’s Oscars broadcast, including the controversial creation of a “popular film” category, it prompted a host of questions about what this means for the world’s biggest awards show. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles. When the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced changes to next year’s Oscars broadcast, including the controversial creation of a “popular film” category, it prompted a host of questions about what this means for the world’s biggest awards show. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Matt Sayles Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles. When the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced changes to next year’s Oscars broadcast, including the controversial creation of a “popular film” category, it prompted a host of questions about what this means for the world’s biggest awards show. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Matt Sayles Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

With new category, Oscars are now a popularity contest

August 09, 2018 07:49 PM