Saturday, June 20, 2020

What's the Latest on This?

Today's Evening Edition of the Washington Post came in late this afternoon and one headline in particular got my subdivided attention: Best popular film? Academy announces changes for the Oscars, including a shorter telecast.

I've never seen an Oscars show; okay, I've seen minutes here and there over the decades, but nothing to give me a sense of what a complete edition offers other than excessive running times. Almost every year I hear "it ended late". The new version is to clock in at no more than three hours. Three hours?! What was it before?

By the way: What exactly would constitute a "Best Popular Film"? (Titles, please!) Sounds to me like that will be one competitive category!


First posted as "A Trimlined Oscars Telecast For Now" on August 8, 2018.

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