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The Oscars are including a brand new class to honour fashionable movies and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony and a a lot earlier air date in 2020.

John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says in an e mail to members Wednesday morning that the Board of Governors met Tuesday evening to approve the three main adjustments. Eligibility necessities for the favored movie class will likely be forthcoming.

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“We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world. The board of governors took this charge seriously,” the Academy stated in a letter to members, which was made accessible to media.

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Ratings for the 90th Academy Awards fell to an all-time low of 26.5 million viewers, down 19 per cent from the earlier yr and the primary time the glitzy awards ceremony had fewer than 30 million viewers since 2008. It additionally clocked it at almost 4 hours, making it the longest present in over a decade.

The board has now stated that they’re “committed to producing an entertaining show in three hours.” In the letter, they clarify that this will likely be achieved partly by “present[ing] select categories live, in the Dolby Theatre, during commercial breaks (categories to be determined).” Those classes won’t be faraway from the telecast; as an alternative, “the winning moments will then be edited and aired later in the broadcast.”

The 2019 ceremony will air Feb. 24, whereas the 2020 ceremony will transfer to Feb. 9.

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Many individuals took to social media to criticize the brand new class.

—With recordsdata from the Associated Press

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