Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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Via The New York Times:

"At a press conference Wednesday morning in Beverly Hills, Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said that future Oscar races will include 10 nominees for best picture rather than five. It’s a dramatic change that is sure to roil future Oscar contests, beginning with the upcoming one set for March 7 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood."

Oh my God are they serious??? I have no idea how to feel about this one. Some people claim this was always the way to go, others like the nail-biter aspect of five nominees. And what does this do for predictions? Holy crap, what does this do for the Hollmann Awards?

This is flabbergasting. Yeah, it's the way they did things until the Oscars for 1943, but wow. Just wow.

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