'And the Best Stunts Oscar Goes to ...': Academy Awards That Should Exist

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Some obsolete categories need to be replaced, while other achievements in film have simply gone too long without formal recognition.

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Every winter, critics discuss ways to spice up the Academy Awards ceremony, whether it's new hosts or new production ideas or streamlining the handing out of the statues. But maybe it's time to rethink the categories themselves. The Oscars haven't added any awards since Best Animated Film was established back in 2001; that was the first new category in 30 years.

Below, a few suggestions for new and needed Oscar categories.

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Jason Bailey is the film editor at Flavorwire, and has also written for Slate, Salon, and the Village Voice.

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