The Redditors have spoken! With the award season heating up, it's time to rethink the most significant movie award of them all - The Oscars.
In 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a new category - Best Popular Film. Since then, people from all around the world have expressed their wishes to get the Oscars into the XXII century.
For example, The Screen Actors Guild and the Emmys recognize the work of stuntpeople, so that's one thing Redditors, as well as the rest of us, movie lovers, would like to see.
So, what else:
#1 Best Fight Scene
It doesn't have to be a full-on action movie. There are some fantastically played-out fighting scenes in all genres.
Of course, Keanu Reeves would get an award for lifetime achievement in this category.
#2 Best Comedy
The Oscars are pretty elitist, and they barely include funny, lighthearted, but entirely necessary movies. That's why we crave a particular category for comedies.
The world needs more laughter. It's good for the soul. On the other side, there are horror movies, and some claim they should also get a special place during the Academy Awards.
#3 Best Casting Director
What's a great script without a fantastic cast? A job half done. That's why the Academy should recognize the best casting directors.
One Redditor explained that Francine Maisler would already snatch at least five of these awards for the work on 12 Years A Slave, Birdman, to name a few.
#4 Opening Credits Award
Many netizens agreed that opening scenes, music, and overall atmosphere are part of the movie. In fact, they can make or break one's decision to watch a film.
#5 Best Small Budget Movie
The Reddit users agreed - if the movie is below 5 million dollars, it deserves its category.
#6 Best Voice-over Actor
Usually, this would be a category for animated movies. Voice acting is a challenge since you use only one of your tools to create a character.
#7 Best Non-Pixar Animated Movie
There are some fantastic animated movies outside Pixar. Just saying!
#8 Best Stunts
As we said, we want to see more recognition for people who are not behind the scenes. In fact, they are the ones making the scenes!
#9 Best Snub Award
Well, this is quite an exciting category. Would Academy Award members ever dare to admit that they snubbed a movie? We don't think so. But, we can, however, keep making these lists ourselves.
Yes, that's Velvet Goldmine's photo. Make sure to watch this little-known classic!
#10 Best Performances In A Motion Capture Role
This one is tricky. As a Redditor said: "Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell, and Doug Jones would surely appreciate it." Why?
Well, capturing the role of motion capture characters in films and TV is not as easy as when it comes to live-action performances. In fact, some said it should be the Andy Serkis Award, and we are digging it.
What would you add or remove in the new and improved version of The Academy Awards?