The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that there will now be TEN Best Picture nominees instead of only five. Certainly done for marketing reasons (more pictures with Oscar nominations, don’t you know?), the question to ask in these here parts is: How does this effect both “genre movies” and animated features?
Would THE DARK KNIGHT had gotten a Best Picture nomination if there were five more slots available?
Will this enable UP to escape the “Best Animated Feature” “ghetto” to be recognized with other pictures?