Wednesday, June 24, 2009

5 to 10???

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a surprise revert back to old Hollywood. They are expanding the nomination list for "Best Picture" from five to ten. Is it a good move? Well, maybe a mixed blessing.

The advocates voice that the larger nomination list gives indies and non-narrative films a chance against the big boys. However, even with only five nominations, it is clear that the most hyped film will win. And who knows if the move would boost the ratings of the bombing ceremony. Let's just say if the Oscars were a series, it would be cancelled mid-season along with Cavemen.

The rest of the article is here.

Happy Filmmaking.

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