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Oscars to create new award for popular movies

LOS ANGELES: The organizers of the Oscars said on Wednesday they would create a new award category for popular movies and limited the annual, televised ceremony to three hours. The sweeping changes, to be introduced for the February 2019 ceremony in Hollywood, will also include handing out some of the 24 Academy Awards during commercial breaks in the televised broadcast. “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…