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Cicely Tyson to Receive Honorary Award at Oscars 2019

Cicely Tyson is going to be honored in a major way at the 2019 Oscars!

The 93-year-old actor will be one of the recipients of this year’s honorary Oscars, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.

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Cicely
landed her first major role was in the 1968 film The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. She has been awarded with a Tony, two Emmys, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

Cicely will be the first black woman ever to receive an Oscar in an honorary category at the upcoming Governors Awards – which will take place on November 18.

Congrats Cicely!

Oscars 2019 Won't Include 'Popular' Film Category After All

Weeks ago, the Academy revealed that they had added a new category, the Most Popular Film category, for the 2019 Oscars broadcast.

Now, the Academy has announced in a statement that the new category will no longer be a part of the broadcast after all.

“While remaining committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies, the Academy announced today that it will not present the new Oscars® category at the upcoming 91st awards. The Academy recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year creates challenges for films that have already been released. The Board of Governors continues to be actively engaged in discussions, and will examine and seek additional input regarding this category,” the Academy said in a statement.

“There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members,” Academy CEO Dawn Hudson added (via Deadline). “We have made changes to the Oscars over the years—including this year—and we will continue to evolve while also respecting the incredible legacy of the last 90 years.”

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Chadwick Boseman Wants 'Black Panther' to Win Best Picture, Not New Popular Film Award at Oscars 2019

Chadwick Boseman is opening up about that controversial new “Outstanding achievement in popular film” category being added to the 2019 Oscars.

The 40-year-old Black Panther star spoke out about the newly added category on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Award Chatter podcast on Wednesday (August 29).

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“We don’t know what it [the new prize] is, so I don’t know whether to be happy about it or not. What I can say is that there’s no campaign [that we are mounting] for popular film; like, if there’s a campaign, it’s for best picture, and that’s all there is to it,” he said.

He went on to explain his stance: “A good movie is a good movie, and clearly it doesn’t matter how much money a movie makes in order for it to be ‘a good movie’ [in the minds of Academy members] because if [it did], the movies that get nominated and win [which have tended in recent years to not be blockbusters] wouldn’t get nominated; and if it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter on both sides. For my money, the only thing that matters is the level of difficulty.”

To listen to Chadwick‘s full thoughts on the new category, head to HollywoodReporter.com.

Academy Announces Major Changes Including New Movie Category, Earlier Oscars Air Date & More

The Academy has announced some major changes coming!

Specifically, there will be three big changes coming for the future Oscar telecasts.

In a tweet, The Academy wrote, “Change is coming to the #Oscars. Here’s what you need to know:
- A new category is being designed around achievement in popular film.
- We’ve set an earlier airdate for 2020: mark your calendars for February 9.
- We’re planning a more globally accessible, three-hour telecast.”

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Jimmy Kimmel Claps Back at Trump's Oscars Ratings Dig

Jimmy Kimmel tweeted a great response to President Trump‘s dig at the Oscars ratings being the lowest in history!

The president took to Twitter on Tuesday morning (March 6) to blast the “stars” at the event and claim that he’s the only star left, though he says he’s just kidding.

“Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” Trump tweeted.

Kimmel responded by saying, “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.” LOL!