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2010 Oscars to have 10 Best Picture nominees

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Oscars to widen field to 10 Best Picture nominees

24 June, 2009 | By Wendy Mitchell


In a bold move, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that the number of Best Picture Oscar nominees will rise to 10, doubling the field from the current five contenders.

Sid Ganis, AMPAS president, announced the news today in Beverly Hills. “After more than six decades, the Academy is returning to some of its earlier roots, when a wider field competed for the top award of the year,” Ganis said in a statement. “The final outcome, of course, will be the same - one Best Picture winner - but the race to the finish line will feature 10, not just five, great movies from 2009.”
The move will likely diversify the field to include more commercial fare along with the specialty films that have dominated the race in recent years. Also, a greater number of films will stand to benefit economically at the box office or on other platforms (DVD, download) from the Oscar season bounce.
The Oscars previously had 10 Best Picture nominees for nine years, ending in 1943 when Casablanca won. There were eight nominees in 1931-1932 and 12 nominees in 1934-1935.
“Having 10 Best Picture nominees is going allow Academy voters to recognize and include some of the
fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories, but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize,” commented Ganis. “I can’t wait to see what that list of ten looks like when the nominees are announced in February.”
The change starts with the 82nd Oscars, to be held March 7, 2010. The 10 Best Picture nominees will be announced with the other nominations on February 2, 2010.
AMPAS is currently running a bicoastal screening series showing the 10 Best Picture nominees from 1939, including classics such as Mr Smith Goes To Washington, Stagecoach,The Wizard of Oz and that year’s winner Gone With The Wind.

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Dumb idea. Rarely are there even 5 Best-Picture worthy movies a year, let alone 10.

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Dumb idea. Rarely are there even 5 Best-Picture worthy movies a year, let alone 10.

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Not like nowadays movies are that good. They're not good at all, in fact.

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Re: 2010 Oscars to have 10 Best Picture nominees

Maybe movies like transformers 2 and star trek can now make the best Oscar nominees now.

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I like it

Last year wasn't a great year, but the year before that was excellent in terms of film releases, so maybe there were 10 quality films that could have been nominated.

Maybe we'll see an animated picture and some foreign language films nominated for once- they're always left out.

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Maybe movies like transformers 2 and star trek can now make the best Oscar nominees now.

That is exactly what I was thinking. It's despicable. Made me cringe where it mentions commercial fare...so box office dollars matters more than quality now?

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That is exactly what I was thinking. It's despicable. Made me cringe where it mentions commercial fare...so box office dollars matters more than quality now?
Independent films can only find backing when the film industry as a whole is doing well economically, so even if we don't like it, box office returns are important and anything which drives these figures up is good.

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Maybe Pixar has a chance

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Not like nowadays movies are that good. They're not good at all, in fact.
How can you dismiss all of today's movies as not good? Maybe you're just watching the wrong films?

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It nearly did with Wall-E last year actually

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Hmmm, i could go either way with this new rule. I'll wait and see what 10 pictures are nominated before passing judgement . I mean ( for example ) The Hangover was a very funny movie and all, but if it slips in a BP nomination then i guess we'll know why the decided to extend the best pics catagory to 10 .
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Dumb idea. Rarely are there even 5 Best-Picture worthy movies a year, let alone 10.

There will never be a golden-era of movies like the 30's & 40's.
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