Thursday, June 25, 2009

Doubling Down...


The AMPAS has decided that Five (5) nominees for Best Picture is not enough...

So from now on there will be ten (10) nominees for Best Picture. Many think this is being done to boost ratings and they're probably right, but I whole heartedly support this move. There are many films that are worthy of being nominated that never get to be because of the limited number of slots the Academy gives for a Best Pictures nomination.

Now we can look forward to seeing films get respect that never would have even gotten the attention they deserve. Thanks Hollywood. Now how 'bout that nomination for Pixar's "Up" for best picture being one of them? That way Carl can meet Oscar since they're about the same age.

Time will tell...

12 comments:

Blake said...

BOOOO I don't like this. Now we will have a 10 hour ceremony to watch.

PirateGuy 815 said...

Please nominate Up!! These prejudices theAcademy has over summer movies and Animated films are terrible!! I've felt many Pixar movies were better then many movies that one for Best Picture

Kevin said...

Sure they may only be doing this to raise ratings, but at least it's back to the good old fashioned Oscars, the way it used to be before it turned political and quality became ignored. This now gives my vote for Best Picture, "Up," a very good chance, by far the best picture of the year, but we need to wait for the rest of the great movies to come out, also by this twist of fate, hopefully "The Princess and the Frog" will be nominated as well.

Anonymous said...

Transformers 2 is a sure bet for Best Picture.

It's got Megan Fox in it, what more do you want?

swatsi said...

10 is a lot.

Honor Hunter said...

Anonymous said: "Transformers 2 is a sure bet for Best Picture.

It's got Megan Fox in it, what more do you want?"

A script with a plot...

Anonymous said...

I don't like this. Having ten candidates takes away from the exclusivity of the nomination. I want to see "Up" nominated in the top five, not top ten. What they needed to do was reform the selection process while keeping the number of films constant.

- Tasman

Kevin said...

Ever since the Oscars started it's always been 10 pics for Best Picture. Narrowing it down to five cuts out the great stuff. Just read an Oscar book and find out, some of the best movies were nominated.

Luke said...

This is completely pointless, there'd be absolutely no need for it if they'd just nominate the films that actually derserve it to begin with.

Spokker said...

I would like to see Up nominated for Best Picture but I doubt it will be for all the wacky dog collar stuff in it. It just gets to be too much to be a serious contender. I know the elitist Academy won't "get it."

Kel said...

I actually don't like that they're going back to ten. TEN FILMS? They'd be hard-pressed to find ten good films even worthy to be nominated. People will still say, this film doesn't deserve it, etc.

This is a completely political move, people complained so loudly to the pretentious academy about Wall-E and The Dark Knight (either of which could have taken The Reader's place IMO) that they decided to change it to ten films. Thus, they can nominate films like Wall-E and Up without actually seriously considering them to win Best Picture. This just means that an animated film will NEVER win Best Picture. Beating out nine other live-action films would just be too much for the pretentious academy to handle when Up is nominated along with future Disney and Pixar films.

It kills both the prestige of a best picture nominees and the fun of predicting the nominations. Again, ten nominees is a lot.

I think if Up or Wall-E or any other Pixar films were going to be nominated for Best Picture, then it should have been nominated when it was five. It means so much more. Beauty and the Beast was nominated with four other nominees, people can say it was a weak year all they want but Disney accomplished something that won't be done ever again unless the Academy goes back to five, which I'm sure they will at some point. Not dissing BatB, great film but Pixar really got shortchanged here.

For those who think it's good, I THINK it's an incredibly hollow victory for Up, and any other films nominated that wouldn't have been if it was five nominees. It means less and that's a shame.

It was five nominees for over 55 years, changing it back to 10 is a mistake. It'll still be the same thing but even worse, two or three films vying for the prize while the other 7 are just filler instead of two or three films being filler.


Anyone agree? Please feel free to tell me intelligently why you think it's a good change.

Kel said...

I actually don't like that they're going back to ten. TEN FILMS? They'd be hard-pressed to find ten good films even worthy to be nominated. People will still say, this film doesn't deserve it, etc.

This is a completely political move, people complained so loudly to the pretentious academy about Wall-E and The Dark Knight (either of which could have taken The Reader's place IMO) that they decided to change it to ten films. Thus, they can nominate films like Wall-E and Up without actually seriously considering them to win Best Picture. This just means that an animated film will NEVER win Best Picture. Beating out nine other live-action films would just be too much for the pretentious academy to handle when Up is nominated along with future Disney and Pixar films.

It kills both the prestige of a best picture nominees and the fun of predicting the nominations. Again, ten nominees is a lot. People will know who will be nominated and the academy is just trying to get ratings, make everyone happy, which is a bad decision.

I think if Up or Wall-E or any other Pixar films were going to be nominated for Best Picture, then it should have been nominated when it was five. It means so much more. Beauty and the Beast was nominated with four other nominees, people can say it was a weak year all they want but Disney accomplished something that won't be done ever again unless the Academy goes back to five, which I'm sure they will at some point. Not dissing BatB, great film but Pixar really got shortchanged here.

For those who think it's good, I THINK it's an incredibly hollow victory for Up, and any other films nominated that wouldn't have been if it was five nominees. It means less and that's a shame. The academy will be able to say "Look, we nominated Up in both Best picture and Animated Feature. You can't complain." Seriously lame move.

It was five nominees for over 55 years, changing it back to 10 is a mistake. It'll still be the same thing but even worse, two or three films vying for the prize while the other 7 are just filler instead of two or three films being filler.

Anyone agree? Please feel free to tell me intelligently why you think it's a good change.

Honor Hunter, I THINK you are wrong. I don't think anyone at Pixar is happy about this. It means less for Up to be nominated now. I don't think Lasseter would be happy now.