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 Best Picture to have TEN nominees next year 
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Post WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
I would've put this in the Oscar forum but no one would read it and this seems like huge news (?)

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Oscar expands best pic noms to 10
Ganis announces change to Academy Awards

There will be 10 best picture nominees starting with the 82nd Oscar ceremony, skedded for March 7, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

The announcement was made Wednesday morning at AMPAS headquarters in BevHills by Acad prez Sid Ganis.

Oscar noms will be unveiled Feb. 2.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800 ... id=13&cs=1

How utterly bizarre...this seems like a joke. But I guess it's not if Variety printed it.


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What a joke.

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....why?

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Post Re: WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
like 1939, only the movies will suck.


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This does mean that you can probably say hello to your first Best Picture nominee from Pixar this year.


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That kinda diminishes the value of being nominated...

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Post Re: WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
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This does mean that you can probably say hello to your first Best Picture nominee from Pixar this year.


and TDK

anyways, this seems a pathetic cop out. they are so desperate for ratings that they'll open up some space for popular movies, but unwilling to cutout the likes of The Reader, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, etc.


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Beverly Hills, CA (June 24, 2009) — The 82nd Academy Awards, which will be presented on March 7, 2010, will have 10 feature films vying in the Best Picture category, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis announced today (June 24) at a press conference in Beverly Hills.

“After more than six decades, the Academy is returning to some of its earlier roots, when a wider field competed for the top award of the year,” said Ganis. “The final outcome, of course, will be the same – one Best Picture winner – but the race to the finish line will feature 10, not just five, great movies from 2009.”


More: http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleas ... 90624.html

Whoa boy.


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wow.

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This is craziness. Just like the 30's/40's then.

Of course, more chances to reconize great movies and more chances to include WTF oddball choices to ridicule :funny:

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It would also be interesting to see if any BP nominees only get 1 or 2 nominations overall since the other categories stay at 5 contenders.

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Post Re: WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
Imagine had this happened last year...,


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Post Re: WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
Something like Star Trek could conceivably score a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars now. That's actually sort of mind-blowing and cool.

But, knowing AMPAS, they'll probably nominate New Moon instead.


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Let's combine forces into one giant thread, Jon! I made one in Cinemania because I figured it wouldn't get read here.


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Guess the Pixar loonies will get their nom now, no way Up goes left out.

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As I was stating in the other thread, Up is now probably a lock to be a Best Picture nominee and even Star Trek is a legitimate contender. Crazy.


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Up, Avatar Lovely Bones now up for nomination.

10 changes everything.


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Post Re: WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
Or this will be more room for Oscar bait.

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Post Re: WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
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Or this will be more room for Oscar bait.


Nah...it reads to me as giving into the backlash for nominating the same kinds of movies they always do (Frost/Nixon, etc.) instead of well-received popular entertainment (The Dark Knight).


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Let's combine forces into one giant thread, Jon! I made one in Cinemania because I figured it wouldn't get read here.


Eh, I think enough people use the "View New Posts" option to see it. And it just fits here.

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Post Re: WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
W T F


5 was a perfectly fine number....

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Post Re: WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
Maybe they'll choose the right film for a change.

No more Slumdog Millionaire or Crash upsets.


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BTW, is this a joke?

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Up is a lock now, and i also see foreign films getting a huge boost to get nominated now.


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Post Re: WTF? Oscar expands number of Best Pic nominees to 10
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BTW, is this a joke?


No, it's legit. There's a press release on the Academy website.

http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleas ... 90624.html


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