Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Film Poll #9: What is Your Oscar Choice?

The nominations have been announced and now you get to throw in your two and a half cents.  You have exactly one month (from nomination day) to choose the film you would vote for for Best Picture.  Just go over to the left-handed sidebar and make your choice.  Results will be posted on the day before the Oscar telecast (which is Feb. 27th btw, well the Oscars are the 27th, the results will be posted Feb. 26th).

4 comments:

Christine said...

I really dislike that they now have 10 nominations. As if the competition wasn't tough enough!

KEVYN KNOX said...

Oh, I hate it too. It should still be 5 dammit. In theory it gives a chance to lesser known films (like District 9 last year and Winter's Bone this year) but also ends up giving BP nods to things like Blind Side and animated films. But the more nominations the merrier for Oscar ratings and such.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that there were 10 Best Picture noms back in the 1940's when there were only a fraction of the number of films made today....

KEVYN KNOX said...

Yes, there were 8 in 1932, 10 in 1933, 12 in 1934 & 1935, 10 from 1936 until 1943. The fact about there being more pictures made now than then is untrue though. The highest rate of production in Hollywood was at its peak in the 1930's with an average of more 800 films being released in the US. Nowadays we get an average of about 500-600.

I still say it should be kept at 5 nominees though - it makes it seem more special when a film gets nominated.