The Oscars Expand Best Picture Nominations to Ten!

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  1. LolaSvelt

    LolaSvelt New Member

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    variety

    Pros -
    More variety
    It was an old tradition (before they changed it to five nominees)

    Cons -
    Any old oscar-begging film that usually misses the cut can now get in (thanks to the greedy Harvey Weinstein...I bet he's happy now).
     
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    b9409 New Member

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    Wow that is huge news!!!

    Let's see: it is good, because this way, maybe not one movie will get all the votes (hence awards) left and right in every category. It is bad, because the most covetable 'Oscar Best Picture Nominee' title will be given to more, so will lose some credibility in the long run.

    Interesting...
     
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    Yeah, it would lose credibility with many films having "Nominated for _ Oscars including Best Picture!"
     
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    ChloeFrancoise New Member

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    I don't know if I think that's a good thing.
     
  5. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    I wasn't happy with this news when I found it in my inbox.

    Money, money, money, I tell ya.
     
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    I hate the idea in the end because of dillution. Maybe they will have to split the Academy Awards into a multi-night event now...
     
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    I love it, more movies deserve to to be noticed! Hopefully this eliminates the snob factor...
     
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    ^ yeah... it won't.

    There will still be one or two movies getting everything under the sun, but who cares right? No one is making good movies nowadays. Hollywood is a joke, because the audiences expectations are so pedestrian. People say that Transformers 2 will be the biggest movie opening ever maybe, and critics say that it is on of the top 10 worst movies ever made.

    What does that tell you about the relevance of Oscars and critical acclaim at this point?
     
  9. Flashbang

    Flashbang Mr. Magic

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    For me, Oscar has lost their credibility since Halle Berry won. I only look up at SAG and GG.
     
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    I'm mixed on this, in some ways I think it's good, and in other ways, bad. But overall, I actually don't care too much. None of the films I really like ever get nominated, because the films I like are often independent films that are often very non-commercial, the opposite of your Hollywood blockbuster types.

    All Oscar nominated films have to have done well enough with audiences, and made enough money, to have the budget to submit their films for consideration for such awards as the Oscars.

    I have a friend who is an actress, and for one of her roles, many people were saying she should get an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. However, talking to her, and her mother, they were telling me how the film hadn't done well enough, and didn't have the budget to submit for major awards like the Academy Awards. I asked what the submission fee was (which only means the film will be considered, and doesn't even guarantee a single nomination) and they said it's often around $15,000. :shock:

    No one wonder few of the little gems of films, I sometimes find, ever get nominated for any major awards. They're simply not commercial enough to bring in enough cash to be able to even submit for award consideration. :(
     
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    Usually outside the five Best Pic nominees there's another one or two that I think could have made the cut. The problem with expanding the list is that it dilutes the prestige of getting into that club.

    Even more worrying is the thought that it might drag the Oscar ceremony out even further.

    I assume the reasoning behind this is another attempt at increasing audience numbers for the ceremony. I guess if everyone's favourite film is in the Best Picture category they might be more tempted to watch and see if it wins. But in a weak year we could end up with a list where four or five movies really don't deserve to be there, especially in comparison to earlier years.
     
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    Im pretty sure she won the SAG and the GG for the same role she won the Oscar for.

    I guess this is a response to complaint that certain movies, like comedies or action movies get ignored.

    I know a lot of people thought that The Dark Knight deserved some recognition last year.
     
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    ^No, she didn't won GG. I still can't believe she won Oscar and SAG :shock:. What in the world.

    Back to topic, I wonder what's the official reason from AMPAS.
     
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    ^The sad thing is that it was a great year, too. Whoopi Goldberg would've been a worthy winner for The Colour Purple, but I loved Geraldine Page, too (who won that year).
     
  15. Scott

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    you guys have to remember too they are bringing this back from a time when so many good films were being made and released--when it was about quality rather than quantity and not what drew in the profit. for me this does take away the hype element from one or two particular films and might actually include some fab films that aren't exactly shown to a wide audience.
     
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    The Oscars should be done away with altogether. It's widely known that they're just a publicity stunt for movies. And the very idea of pitting movies (and performances) up against one another is a bit silly. After all, it's subjective to consider something the "best" of the year.
     
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    ^ I kind of agree with that, and kind of don't.

    Oscars are still an establishment, but yes, they suffer in terms of credibility and reputation. I must say I tie that whole situation to what Hollywood has turned into today: quality-wise. Young actors are not expected to deliver a performance on screen, but rather at the box office. That is the mentality. Of course, Oscars are a fluke.
     
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    Flashbang Mr. Magic

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    More news.

    hollywoodreporter
     
    #18 Flashbang, Jun 26, 2009
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