Facing declining Oscars ratings, motion picture academy announces creation of new ‘popular film’ category

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Facing steadily declining ratings for its all-important Oscars telecast, which plummeted to an all-time low this year, the motion picture academy is instituting a sweeping set of changes to the Academy Awards that could alter the very nature of the awards themselves.

Among the three changes — which...