Academy Awards, the organisation behind the Oscars, says it will add a new category for blockbuster films.

The Academy will also be reducing the length of the award show to three hours.

“Change is coming to the Oscars”, the Academy tweeted on Wednesday.

The change will create room for mainstream films like ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Black Panther’, and ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ to be recognised.

“We are committed to producing an entertaining show in three hours, delivering a more accessible Oscars for our viewers worldwide,” said John Bailey and Dawn Hudson, Academy president and CEO respectively.

“Eligibility requirements and other key details will be forthcoming,” the letter said.

The category will make its debut at the next Oscars ceremony, which will take place in February 2019.


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