Frances McDormand delivers a speech at this year’s Academy Awards show after winning the best actress Oscar for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Academy governors promise a shorter ceremony next year, and a new “popular film” category. Photo: AFP

Oscars adding ‘popular film’ category draws fierce backlash – it’s the death of the movie business, tweets actor Rob Lowe

Academy Awards governors respond to falling TV ratings with changes including a shorter ceremony, but new award category comes under fire, with questions about what it means for blockbusters such as Black Panther

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Frances McDormand delivers a speech at this year’s Academy Awards show after winning the best actress Oscar for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Academy governors promise a shorter ceremony next year, and a new “popular film” category. Photo: AFP
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