The American Academy of motion picture arts announced that the award “Oscar” in the category “Best popular film” has been postponed. This is stated on the website of the award.
In early August, the organizers of the awards announced the introduction of a new category for outstanding films. Many have criticized the innovation, suggesting that “Oscar” will receive now not the best quality picture. Also the public had many questions about what criteria it will be awarded.
“There were many reactions to the introduction of new awards, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members,” – said in the message.
The Academy also acknowledged that the implementation of any new awards nine months before the ceremony, creating problems for already-released movies.
It is noted that the introduction of new categories will be studied in greater detail and finalized, it is planned to revisit this idea through time.
Recall short lists of the American film Academy will publish on 22 January 2019, and the award ceremony will take place on February 24 in Los Angeles.
As previously reported, the Ukrainian contender for the “Oscar-2019” became “Donbass” Sergei Loznitsa.