Thought I’d start a thread to capture all the news coming out from the Academy.
This is an esoteric one, but interesting – AwardsDaily found out that when BP nominees are announced, they won’t be done in alphabetical order (as has always been done) nor will the board list slots so we can tell how many there are. In other words, the suspense about how many BP nominees will compete will be continued until Tom Sherak says, that’s all folks.
I was sure it will be 84th edition of the Oscars.
I’m curious to see if recent winners – Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo and Christian Bale – will arrive to present.
Best Animated Feature becomes a permanent category since this year.
Best Visual Effects will now have 5 nominees every year which results in 10 shortlisted candidates earlier on.