Not sure I buy your sensationalist headline ;-) although I buy your conclusion. I have MANY problems with the Oscars, the least of which is that Sound Mixing and Sound editing are separate but Visual Effects and Costume/Makeup both lump together completely disparate fields of work (that’s my bias talking). All the same, I have been hoping that Best Picture would be divided into Best Comedy and Best Drama…while this change isn’t necessarily going to achieve that, could it be that Popular Film might allow some of those comedies and superhero movies to get some well-deserved acclaim?

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