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Oscar Podcast #67: Academy Drops Bombshell New Category; Shortens Telecast, Moves Some Awards to Commercial Breaks with guest Daniel Joyaux

There are some major changes coming to the very next Oscars ceremony…and they’re not good. Yesterday, the Academy, in a bombshell announcement, revealed that they would be creating a new category: Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. After yet another year of dropping ratings, this attempt to secure viewership from audiences that have shelled out their money to the year’s blockbusters …

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Academy Invites Record 928 New Members

Quvenzhané Wallis, Chloé Zhao, Justin Simien, Timothée Chalamet among the Academy’s invites AMPAS, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, has invited a record 928 new members to their ranks, more than any single year in their history. This follows two years of extraordinary growth (774 in 2017 and 683 in 2016 – compared to 322 in 2015) in the Academy’s …

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New TV spot for Glenn Close Oscar vehicle ‘The Wife’

Glenn Close earned her first Oscar nomination for her feature film debut in 1982’s The World According to Garp. From there she dominated the 1980s with four more nominations, in both lead and supporting. in 2012 she received her sixth nomination for Albert Nobbs. She is tied with Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter as the most-nominated actress without a win. …

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