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So with the news item that Bette Midler will be performing the Mary Poppins Returns song at the awards ceremony, I discovered that originally they announced that only A Star Is Born and Black Panther would see their songs performed on the night. Wow this year's ceremony was really is trying to tap into the popularity pool wasn't it? Every decision they've made (and then reversed) has just screamed 'Please watch us, we really are cool' instead of just focusing on the awards. If the Academy is concerned about no longer being popular maybe they need to have discussions with the studios to start making award worthy popular films again OR speak to their members and tell them that popular can also be award worthy.