Thursday, June 25, 2009


Yes, I am aware that it is entirely too early to start talking about the race. But this is news that must be announced.

The Academy recently said that they will nominate 10 films for Best Picture this year. This goes back to an old Oscar tradition of the ‘30s and ‘40s when nominating 10 films for the top prize was standard.

I imagine this change comes after last year’s Best Picture race, which was heavily criticized for not accepting films from different genres, (The Dark Knight, Wall-E, etc).

How do you feel about this? Is 10 too much? Will it split votes? What surprises will we see that we wouldn’t see if there were five? I know one for sure: expect Up to make the cut.

And so it begins…


  1. 10? 10?
    Where did that come from?
    Too many....

  2. I think any movie out there could win the Oscar now. Yes, I think it will split the vote. I think an animated film, a comedy film, and a huge blockbuster are all guaranteed to be nominated now. I think the number will be reduced from 10 within 5 years. And, hell, anyone can win the Oscar pool now!!