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  • Anonymous
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    #80627

    The rule became effective in 2010-, then changed to a possible 5-10. Last year there were 9. What do you think would have been the 10th spot?

    What do you think the line-up would have been 2008 and earlier?

    2011:
    The Artist
    Hugo
    The Descendants
    Midnight in Paris
    The Help
    Moneyball
    War Horse
    Tree of Life
    Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    2008:
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Frost/Nixon
    Benjamin Button
    Milk
    The Reader
    The Dark Knight
    Wall-E
    Doubt
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    The Wrestler

    2007:
    No Country For Old Men
    There Will Be Blood
    Atonement
    Michael Clayton
    Juno
    Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Sweeney Todd
    Into the Wild
    Eastern Promises
    Charlie Wilson’s War
                                          

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    Riley
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    #80629

    Not the obvious choice The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with its five nominations, editing win and DGA/WGA/PGA nominations?

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    Scottferguson
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    In doing this, I’d suggest for many years picking a foreign language film. It hasn’t happened the last three, but there wasn’t a strong candidate positioned in any of them. This year there is. Many years have had a FL nominee in directing and/or writing, so there’s the obvious choice. Don’t pick the FL film winner automatically, since more often than not that film hadn’t yet opened in LA (and been eligible) the year it won.

    07 – Diving Bell

    06 – Pan’s Labyrinth

    04 – Motorcycle Diaries

    03 – City of God, Barbarian Invasions

    02 – Y tu mama tambien, Talk to Her

    01 – Amelie

    and so on. They’d like have been included, as will be Amour if they reach 10                  

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    circa 1993
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    #80631

    1995
    Apollo 13
    Babe
    Braveheart
    Dead Man Walking 
    II Postino
    Leaving Las Vegas 
    Nixon 
    Sense and Sensibility
    Toy Story 
    The Usual Suspects

     

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    A Person
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    #80632

    Here are my thoughts:

    2011: Oscar’s nine plus Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

    2008: Oscar’s five plus The Dark Knight, Wall-E, Doubt, The Wrestler, Vicki Cristina Barcelona

    2007: Add Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Into The Wild, Ratatouille, Sweeney Todd, and The Bourne Ultimatum

    2006: Add Dreamgirls, United 93, Pan’s Labyrinth, Children of Men, and Blood Diamond

    2005: Add Walk The Line, The Constant Gardener, A History of Violence, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Pride and Prejudice

    2004: Add Eternal Sunshine, Hotel Rwanda, Vera Drake, The Incredibles, and The Motorcycle Diaries

    2003: Add Cold Mountain, City of God, Finding Nemo, In America, and Pirates of the Carribean

    2002: Add Adaptation, Talk to Her, Road to Perdition, Frida and Far From Heaven

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    allabout oscars
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    #80633

    Foreign language film and animated film have their own categories
    and should not be permitted into the best picture race…thats why
    the academy has those categories….

    The oscars sure aint what they used to be..and they certainly mean
    alot less…considering who and what gets honored in the last
    15 years..
    disgraceful!!!!!!

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    Renaton
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    The name of the category is Best Picture. Not Best Picture expect Foreign Films and Animated Films.
    Also, they have thos ecategories because they don’t get enough love, not because they get too much love from them. In a perfect world, those categories wouldn’t be needed, and some animated and foreign films would’ve even won the main category. That said, it’s not because they get mild representation somewhere else that they should be excluded from the Best Picture category.  

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    babypook
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    Foreign language film and animated film have their own categories
    and should not be permitted into the best picture race…thats why
    the academy has those categories….

    The oscars sure aint what they used to be..and they certainly mean
    alot less…considering who and what gets honored in the last
    15 years..
    disgraceful!!!!!!

    I take massive umbrage to your “they have their own categories” attitude and I very much hope that this opinion is in the tiny, miniscule, microscopic hardly-registered tunnel-vision minority.
    I dont know where to start to debate this short-sighted, convoluted, irrelevent attitude that animation and FLF’s should not be competing with all the others.

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    Henry Zambrano
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    2000 – Almost Famous, Billy Elliot, Wonder Boys
    2001 – Black Hawk Down
    2002 – Adaptation, Road to Perdition  
    2003 – City of God, Cold Mountain, In America
    2004 – Vera Drake, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hotel Rwanda
    2005 – Walk the Line, The Constant Gardener, Cinderella Man, Syriana 
    2006 – Dreamgirls, Children of Men, Blood Diamond, United 93 
    2007 – Ratatouille, Into the Wild 
    2008 – The Dark Knight, Doubt, WALL-E, Revolutionary Road 
    2009 – All Ten Were Nominated
    2010 – All Ten Were Nominated 
    2011 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 

    In regular years, I don’t think all the nominees would amount to ten. I think at most just nine. I predict there will only be seven nominees this year, with Beasts of the Southern Wild possibly making it as the eighth. 

     

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    Jose Manuel Garcia
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    #80637

    Foreign language film and animated film have their own categories
    and should not be permitted into the best picture race…thats why
    the academy has those categories….

    The oscars sure aint what they used to be..and they certainly mean
    alot less…considering who and what gets honored in the last
    15 years..
    disgraceful!!!!!!

    Foreign Language Film cathegory is a fraud. A country choosing only one film… it is like a film studio choosing only one movie from the catalog… If they apply the same roles as with the rest of the other film categories  (Animated & Picture)… then i wont complain.

    The oscar should go to the director, no the country. 

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    Renaton
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    Thank you Jose! And I agree. I still can’t believe Brazil went for the predictable success (“The Clown”) over it’s biggest international critical acclaim story in years (“Neighboring Sounds”). That shows how the system for the category is not valid.

    Both “Talk To Her” and “City Of God” weren’t their countries submissions when they got all those nods (although, to be fair, Brazil did submit CoD the previous year, but the violence turned off voters that year), and they would’ve been nominated for best Picture in years of ten. This year there’s the remote possibility that “Amour” is snubbed for FL, and is nominated for Best Pic. Basically, to say foreign language films shouldn’t be nominated in the main category when the system for the category is so different to everything else makes no sense. 

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