10 Oscar Film Categories That Should Totally Exist

Because nobody cares about "Best Original Song."

Ever felt like the current Oscar categories just don't cut the mustard? Well, you're not alone. For a while now, the Academy Awards have felt a little stale when it comes to the categories. Whilst the classic categories like "Best Picture," "Best Actor" and "Best Actress" are inarguably essential, there are other categories that just feel a little off. Especially when - as is usually the case with the ill-judged "Best Original Song" category - there aren't enough contenders to even warrant its existence. Which is to say: the Academy Awards needs to shake things up a bit. They need to get rid of some of the lesser categories and opt for some more relevant, modern and - let's face it - inarguably necessary ones that have somehow been forgotten. Here, then, are 10 potential Oscar categories that the Academy should consider come time for the next ceremony. Not only would the following categories help to spice things up (because c'mon - the Oscars feel a bit dated nowadays, don't they?), but their inclusion would ensure that some sorely neglected and under appreciated aspects of the film industry finally get the attention and recognition they deserve...


Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.