Turn the Academy Awards into a tournament?
The humble Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences folks announced their Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, and what was most interesting was not the actual movies nominated for Best Picture, but rather the sheer number of movies nominated. For several decades, the Academy had nominated just five movies, but this year it doubled the number to 10.
The increase is: 1) an attempt to boost TV ratings by adding movies that more people may have actually, you know, seen; and ...
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