The Academy Awards are adding drastic new changes that has the Hollywood world on fire.
But the failing awards show had to do something different in this President Trump-era, because the ratings were abysmally low.
And those new changes have Hollywood liberals furious, including the addition of a brand new category.
We are in a new era in Hollywood with the #MeToo movement and President Trump supporters thumbing their noses at all of these spoiled rotten multimillionaires.
Nobody wants to watch Hollywood perpetuate liberal propaganda during every self-congratulatory speech.
The Academy Awards are introducing a new category tentatively titled the “Popcorn Oscar” reserved for the most popular movie of the year based on factors like social media presence, critics reviews, box-office numbers, etc.
It’s effectively the opposite of what the Oscars are all about. It gives a prestigious award to the most pretentious movies with the most egomaniacal filmmakers.
Complete opposite of what the Oscars are all about
If the Academy Awards were tomorrow, the nominees for the Popcorn category might be Solo: A Star Wars Story, Avengers: Infinity War, Rampage and Mission Impossible: Fall Out, just to name a few. Likely, Mission Impossible: Fall Out would win because it was shockingly good.
But liberals were bringing the fury and the jokes against the Academy’s new addition.
Mike Drucker is a writer on Full Frontal w/ Samantha Bee and he wrote, “I know it’s pretentious but I find it disappointing they’re now giving Oscars to so-called “popular” movies. Oscars only deserve to be given to beloved cinematic classics like Crash”.
Crash was one of the biggest upsets in Oscars history because most felt that Brokeback Mountain was a runaway for Best Picture.
Jess Dweck is a writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and she pointed out that, “Giving out an Oscar for Best Popular Film is like giving out a Nobel Prize for Hottest Abs.”
The legendary Rob Lowe was especially angry with the Academy’s decision and he was a little melodramatic about the decision.
The film business passed away today with the announcement of the “popular” film Oscar. It had been in poor health for a number of years. It is survived by sequels, tent-poles, and vertical integration.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) August 8, 2018
Although, he does have a good point about the overabundance of sequels and reboots, it’s only an award category. The industry didn’t die because of it.
The industry didn’t die because of it
Standup comedian Chris D’Elia was tickled by the move, “The oscars added a “Best Popular Film” category g–dammit that is f–kin hilarious Jesus Christ.”
Writer on Mystery Science Theater 3000, Matt Oswalt, who happens to be Patton Oswalt’s brother said, “The Oscars is adding a Best Popular Film category to be determined thru a combination of box office, fan voting, and number of a films costars bullied off social media due to constant death threats from racist trolls.”
The other minor change they made is that they won’t show every single category in order to condense the show to three hours total.
That means you won’t see the lower-level awards like the Best Short categories and maybe costumes or production design.
But in a way, this new category sort of diminishes the value of winning the pinnacle award.
Can you imagine a scenario where a producer of anotherFast & the Furious becomes an Academy Award winner?
It sort of delegitimizes the value of the award altogether when a silly action movie wins.
Due to the immense backlash over the announcement, they probably won’t move forward with the new category.