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Baseball writers should pick the Oscars

Originally Published: March 5, 2010
By Jim Caple | Page 2

If they voted for the Academy Awards the way baseball writers vote for the Hall of Fame, no movie would have won Best Picture since "Schindler's List."

The old system for choosing Best Picture had its advantages -- even when "A Beautiful Mind" won. But the Academy has changed things up this year. First, the number of nominees for Best Picture doubled to 10, which is a bit like doubling the number of wild-card teams in the playoffs. It doesn't mean there are better movies/teams or ...

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