Live Poll: Oscars 2018 — Achievement in Popular Film

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The Academy is planning to add an Oscar for Achievement in Popular Film. Which 2017 release do you think would have won such an award?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024233997/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/IL6mqtT5bgg/
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Peter, Champion

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Posted 7 months ago

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Kirk-Picard

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Terrible idea from the Academy
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SeventhAr7

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I can't stand the possibility of last movies of Fast and Furious won something...
If this was a few years ago maybe Twilight Saga would won something... Crazy
Or 50 shades of grey...

This is just another bad decision made by them and I believe it's because of this and others bad decisions of the last years that Oscar's made that people are felling that it is not worth watching.

Inception was a popular movie, a blockbuster and was on "the best motion picture".
It was a great movie and get it the spot on the most important category.
The others need to do the same thing, earn the spot.
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ElM.

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"sigh"

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
, that's what it says: "Arts" and "Sciences", popularity has absolutely nothing to do with any of these things, if a movie becomes popular, it's either because it achieved something on an artistic level (acting, writing, directing) or technical (special effects) and these are areas of excellence already awarded by the Oscars. 

It's like allowing fast-food chains to get Michelin stars and ignoring that a few restaurant owners worked hard to make sophisticated and gastronomy burgers, you award excellence not commercial success.
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Kyle Perez

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It's like allowing fast-food chains to get Michelin stars and ignoring that a few restaurant owners worked hard to make sophisticated and gastronomy burgers, you award excellence not commercial success
Wow, that's beautifully said ElM! Totally agree too.
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ElM.

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Thanks Kyle, a good food metaphor rarely fails... but the emphasis was on "worked hard" actually.

I think we should consider two types of blockbusters: those that make billions right now and represent the 10 or 15 highest grossing movies of the year should be called mega-blockbusters... and yeah, it's true they rarely make the Best Picture line-up.

However, not all Best Picture nominees are art-house films, there are many movies that make hundreds of millions of dollars and are comparable to blockbusters in terms of commercial success just like there are movies that don't try to be too artsy and use tropes, effects and devices similar to blockbusters and get many Oscar nominations.

And that include Best Picture nominations for  La La Land, Get Out, American Sniper, Arrival, Dunkirk, Hacksaw Ridge, The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, Gravity, if not blockbusters or highly popular entertainments.

If anything, this new Oscar is pointless, it's like the Academy members are apologizing for a mistake they never made.
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