John Bailey re-elected Film Academy president after dismissed sexual harassment allegation

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The recently announced changes to the Oscars have many of our forum posters up in arms, but they also raise a number of questions.

Now the Popular Film category arrives to give even more weight during each ceremony to the biggest films of the year, at a time when movies like Black Panther in 2018 and Wonder Woman in 2017 are getting increasingly big pushes from their studios in an effort to earn some Academy gold.

In a message to its members the Academy said eligibility requirements for the new category and other key details would be "forthcoming".

However, the three-hour telecast means select categories will not air live.

In an effort to keep future ceremonies to three hours, the awards will be presented live and during commercial breaks. In addition, some winners will now be announced during commercial breaks, then edited for airing later in the broadcast (Something the Grammys has been doing). The 92nd Oscars have also been brought forward from 23 February to 9 February 2020, though the eligibility dates for Oscar releases and the voting period will remain the same.

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Collins was one of President Trump's earliest congressional supporters, becoming the first member of the House to endorse Mr. His son allegedly both acted on the information and conveyed it to Stephen Zarsky, the father of his fiancee.

Bailey, a cinematographer known for Ordinary People, American Gigolo, and The Way Way Back, took over as Academy president last year after Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who served for four years, stepped down. Don't miss the 91st Oscars on ABC on Sunday, February 24, 2019. After Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight was not included in the Best Picture category, the academy received backlash for snubbing the film.

Criticised in the past for ignoring blockbusters and genre films, the move will hopefully mean a more balanced view of the American film industry - although the Best Picture nominations are unlikely to change.

There are some big changes in store at the Oscars.

"We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world", Hudson and Bailey wrote. And that's saying a lot since you awarded Best Picture to Crash. This decision will likely affect the timing of other awards, and the announcement of that year's Oscar nominees - no Hollywood agent is going to happily agree to cutting the time allotted for Oscar campaigns two weeks shorter.

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