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Academy introduces ‘Popular film’ category; Actor Mark Wahlberg hopes to get an Oscar

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Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg says, with the news category introduced by the Academy Awards; he might win a couple of awards now. The actor has a couple of nominations to his name in the Academy Awards.

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“Maybe if they’d had the category before, we’d have won a couple of them,” Mark Wahlberg told Variety during the premiere of his new film Mile 22.

“We’ve had some really commercially successful films that we think certainly warranted that kind of notoriety. We make films that we want people to enjoy and if we get that kind of accolades, fantastic. If not, we make the movies for audiences to enjoy,” he added.

The actor was nominated for Oscar in supporting actor category for the 2006 crime-drama ‘The Departed’ and again in 2010 as a producer in a biographical-sports-drama ‘The Fighter’ starring Christian Bale.

“There are a lot of great films out there that happen to be very popular and haven’t been recognized that probably deserve the recognition,” Wahlberg said.

American-Chinese action-thriller Mill 22 is the 45th film on the actor’s resume.

Mile 22 is all set to release on 17th August

The star-cast of Mile 22:-

Lauren Cohan as Alice Kerr
Iko Uwais as Li Noor
Ronda Rousey plays Sam Snow
CL- South Korean singer-songwriter
John Malkovich as James Bishop

Ronda Rousey, who plays a cold-eyed CIA agent Sam Snow in Mile 22, also admitted that the popular category appealed to her.

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