Wow! This is fantastic news!!
2010 Oscars to have 10 Best Picture nominees
One of my biggest pet peeves with the Academy Awards is that they have been ignoring popular box office hits in favor of artsy, elitist pictures that few people have ever heard of.
I’ve expressed bitter frustration about this issue and feel that it is the reason that ratings for the annual awards show are way down.
But this should fix that problem. Just like they did back in the 1930s and 40s, the Academy is going to honor 10 films with nominations and not just five. That should guarantee a spot this year for Pixar’s Up and probably a spot too for the very popular and well done Star Trek prequel.
If this rule had been in place last year, there would surely have been Academy Award nominations for Dark Knight and WALL-E and possibly Iron Man as well.