There will be one major award for movies you actually watched and liked. The award will be selecting the best quality movie out of several that you know and care about. The viewers will be able to celebrate and praise the best of the popular movies in that year. Some combination of quality and popularity is not a bad balance to have.
We can review past years to show this is an interesting and worthy category. I think the movies that would have been nominated for the award in prior years are not an embarrassment and would have been made interesting viewing.
Which movies could have won this outstanding popular film in previous years
The new category is for outstanding achievement in popular film. Eligibility requirements and other key details will be revealed later.
Examples of films which could have won this year and previous years, in most years there are a couple of quality films that would have been competing for the prize:
2018 Black Panther Avengers Infinity War 2017 Logan ($226 million domestic) Dunkirk (also nominated for Best Picture and earned $188 million domestic) 2016 Captain America Civil War $408 million domestic La La Land $151 million domestic 2015 Pixar's Inside Out, $356 million domestic The Martian $228 million domestic 2014 American Sniper $350 million Captain America Winter's Soldier $259 million 2013 Frozen $400 million Gravity $274 million 2012 Dark Knight Rises $448 million Avengers $623 million 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2010 Toy Story 3 Inception 2009 Pixar's Up Avatar 2008 Dark Knight Iron Man Wall-E
Alternative would have been to continue to intentionally dismiss what is both good and popular
Hating what the fans like is the path of Star Wars the Last Jedi.
As Yoda said – Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Do not be surprised when your Hate leads to suffering in the television ratings or movie box office.