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Facing criticism, film academy cancels the new 'best popular film' category for 2018

LOS ANGELES - It wasn't a snafu quite on the level of last year's announcement of the wrong best picture winner on the Oscars telecast, but it was arguably in the same ballpark.

Facing a backlash over its creation of a new category for "outstanding achievement in popular film," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences abruptly reversed itself on Thursday and said that it would not include the new award in the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony and would "seek additional input" on whether to move forward with it at all.

The decision, which was reached by a majority of the organization's 54-member board of governors, came less than a month after the board announced the new category, without specifics of

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