Wednesday, June 24, 2009

As if the Academy of Motion Picture Farts and Biases needed another reason to promote a longer show: it expands the number of Best Picture nominees from five to ten. Academy President Sid Ganis cites 1939 as the annus mirabilis; yet, glancing at the list, Dark Victory, All This, and Heaven Too, Our Town, and Kitty Foyle are trash that would still get "green-lit" (and nominated) today. Ratings motivated the decision.

1 comment:

Tere said...

On any given year, I'm hard-pressed to think of 5, let alone 10 movies worthy of a Best Pic nod.