Oscars: Academy CEO Dawn Hudson Says Board Still Is Committed To “Principle” Of Including Audience-Friendly Films, Was Surprised At Backlash

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today’s announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that the new category for what had been referred to as “popular” movies was being “postponed” and not presented for this year’s Oscars, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson assures Deadline that the Board of Governors still is committed to the basic principles of it. “The board governors are committed to this principle of just slightly widening the scope of films that we're honoring for excellence,” she…