Saturday, June 27, 2009

10 Oscar Best Picture Nominees This Year

Have you heard the news this upcoming year there will be 10 best pictures nominees instead of the normal 5?

Clearly it's a movie to see if the Oscars would have been a more popular award show if movies like The Dark Knight and Wall-E were given Oscar nominations last year for best picture.

The argument is that it's connecting with the old days (1932-1943) when there were 10 best picture nominations.

I'm not a big fan of "mixing things up" and in the past years have felt like there isn't always 10 films worth honoring, but it could be interesting.

I think there is room for a few more nominations, but there could certainly be some films that get "Best Picture Nominations" this year that might never have been included.

How do you feel about this?


Anthony said...

Does this mean the Academy Awards are going to be even longer now?

RC said...

@ anthony --- i think (as always) they're trying to get the awards to be shorter and more TV friendly.

As a result they have also announced that the lifetime achievment award will be a new event not held on Oscar night. I think the plan is to hold that ceremony in November --- not sure if that'll get major television attention or not?