Wednesday, June 24, 2009

10 nominees for Best Picture

The press release from AMPAS.

My thoughts:

What lunacy! Is this some pathetic attempt to attone for last year's agregious snubs of WALL-E and The Dark Knight? Is it a feeble ploy to get more people to watch the ceremony? Is it for the studios' sake? Will we have some animated or foreign language film nominees?

Whatever the reason, this unnecessary change is unlikely to really change anything at all. AMPAS can tweak their policy all they want, but they can't tweak their voters, and it's likely that the same boring, predictable, typical, generally unpopular kinds of movies will still be nominated; only 10 of them this time.

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