Motion picture academy faces outcry over new “popular film” category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is facing backlash over major changes meant to boost TV ratings on Hollywood’s biggest night. The Academy said Wednesday it will limit the telecast of the Oscars ceremony to three hours and will hold itearlier in the year, to shorten awards season. But it’s the creation of a new “popular film” category that’s stirring outrage. Vladimir Duthiers reports.

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