Wednesday, June 24, 2009

82nd Oscar Ceremony to Feature 10 Best Picture Nominees

In probably one of the most shocking changes to the Oscars in recent memories, AMPAS president Sid Ganis announced today that next year's Academy Award ceremony will feature 10 Best Picture nominees instead of the traditional five.

There haven't been that many nominees since 1943, and one wonders if the uproar over last year's Dark Knight snub has anything to do with this.

Personally, I think it's a terrible idea. While recognizing more great films is certainly an attractive proposition, being more inclusive makes the title of Best Picture nominee less prestigious.

Didn't they watch The Incredibles?

If every one is special...then no one is.

1 comment:

The Mad Hatter said...

I really hope Oscar can make the most of this. Sadly though, I worry that this will give them a bigger chance to screw things up.

Like taking the kid on the little league team who can't hit and saying "It's alright Timmy...we'll give you ten strikes before you're out!"