Looks like the Oscars are putting that whole Best Popular Film category idea on ice, at least for the moment. On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced they would not be introducing the new category this year because of the “challenges” posed to films that have already been released.
If there were ever anyone deserving of an Oscar acceptance-speech do-over, that would be Moonlight director Barry Jenkins. As we all probably know, La La Land was announced as the Best Picture winner at the Oscars by accident, and Jenkins, in the rush of the moment, wasn’t granted the time to give an acceptance speech.
As those involved with the movies up for the best picture award at Sunday’s Oscars were sitting on pins and needles, most people at home were just ready for the show to finally end. And, boy, did it end with a bang.