The Academy's Changes to the Oscars Did Not Go Over Well With Movie Fans

Includes a new category for 'popular film'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced plans to change up the Oscars, a move that may be motivated by the award show’s plummeting ratings. The changes will include the addition of a new category for “popular film,” an earlier air date of Feb. 9 by the year 2020 and a “more globally accessible” three hour telecast, according to an announcement on the Academy’s Twitter page.