Academy Awards postponing new 'popular film' Oscar

Academy Awards postponing new 'popular film' Oscar

They also acknowledged the mixed response to the award, which was slammed by many inside and outside the industry.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the honorees Wednesday after a Tuesday night vote by its board of governors.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present honorary Oscars to composer Lalo Schifrin, actress Cicely Tyson and publicist Marvin Levy, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

It also added that its board of governors would continue to discuss the matter, and will "examine and seek additional input regarding this category".

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The new category was announced in the beginning of August. The award, last given to Francis Ford Coppola in 2010, is reserved for producers whose work has been of consistently high quality. Levy has held positions at Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Studios and Amblin Partners, and has worked on publicity campaigns for such films as "E.T". He's the first publicist to receive an honorary Oscar and has been partnered with Steven Spielberg since the 1977 film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". His theme for the television series "Mission: Impossible" has been used throughout the six-film series.

Tyson, who was raised in Harlem, broke out in "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" in 1968 and received an Academy Award nomination for her leading performance in "Sounder" in 1972.

File: Emma Stone (L) and Guillermo del Toro, victor of the Best Director and Best Picture awards for 'he Shape of Water, at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood. Kennedy, who will be the first woman to collect the Thalberg award, was also nominated for "E.T.", "War Horse" and "Lincoln".

The Oscars latest ploy to draw viewers back to its annual celebration of the year's best movies was the addition of a "popular" Oscar category, because our Lovecraftian gods won't rest until someone gives shit like Deadpool 2 an Oscar.

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