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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Oscar changes in the works (again)

Let's make this more complicated. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is still tinkering with the Oscar format. After going from five best picture nominees to 10, the academy is now taking a more vague approach. There could be as many as 10 nominees next time around, but there does not have to be. The academy said it is creating a merit-based system that, without getting too bogged down in details, would mean that it would not be automatic that 10 movies would get best picture nominations. "A best picture nomination should be an indication of extraordinary merit," said outgoing executive director Bruce Davis. "If there are only eight pictures that truly earn that honor in a given year, we shouldn't feel an obligation to round out the number." News and analysis from Los Angeles Times,  VarietyHollywood Reporter and Deadline Hollywood.


Above from the LA Times Company Town (click here for access).