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Overview of Oscar statues on display at 'Meet the Oscars' at the Time Warner Center on February 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Major Backlash Follows the Addition of Popular Film Oscar Category

Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning announcement was also met with immediate backlash online, raising questions about what the new category would mean for a film like “Black Panther,” a global blockbuster which has also been talked about as a favorite contender for the best picture Oscar.

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HuffPo: It’s Time for the Smug Celebs-Meet-the-Normies Oscars Skit to Die

The left-wing Huffington Post says it’s time “to burn the dumb-ass skits to the ground,” referencing the four-minute stunt during Sunday’s Academy Awards show that saw host Jimmy Kimmel and a horde of actors walk into a theatre to throw candy and hotdogs at moviegoers who were in the middle of watching the Oprah Winfrey-starring fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time, all done as a show of gratitude.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel delivers his opening monologue at the Oscars -- which was full of jokes about Harvey Weinstein

Oscars Rip President Donald Trump Six Times 

The Oscars crew criticized President Donald Trump and his administration, but only six times. That was a change from last year’s Oscars, where Hollywood ripped the Trump administration 15 times

Keala Settle performs "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Watch Oscar’s Shark-Jumping PC Moment: ‘This Is Me’

One of the most woke moments at Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards saw Keala Settle sing the song ‘This is Me’ from the film The Greatest Showman, with the stage being filled with people representing nearly every walk of life.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: The Oscar statuette is seen backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Oscar Nominees ‘Overwhelmingly Male’ Amid ‘Time’s Up’ Moment

Academy Awards voters made history this year when they nominated Rachel Morrison for the cinematography Oscar — the first woman so recognized in the organization’s 90 years. Greta Gerwig is also up for best director, only the fifth woman nominated in Oscar history. Yet in nearly every Oscar category, nominees are overwhelmingly male.