Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 by Hoai-Tran Bui
When the Academy made a misguided attempt to appeal to the masses with a “Best Achievement in Popular Film” category, it sent film fans into an uproar. In the face of the controversy, the Academy quickly did away with the plans and hopefully will never speak of it again.
But that doesn’t mean Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie isn’t furious that they considered it in the first place. The filmmaker behind the hugely successful franchise that sends Tom Cruise hurtling off dangerous heights laid into the Academy for proposing the very idea of a Most Popular Film Oscar category, arguing that it represented the backwards way of thinking that the Oscars have become known for.