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“The Academy will encourage equitable hiring practices and representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the film community. To ensure more diverse representation, and in collaboration with the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the Academy will create a task force of industry leaders, appointed by David Rubin and that will include governor and A2020 Committee chair DeVon Franklin, to develop and implement new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars eligibility by July 31, 2020. Eligibility for films in consideration for the 93rd Academy Awards® (2020) will not be impacted.
“Beginning with the 94th Academy Awards (2021), the Best Picture category will be set at 10 nominees, rather than a fluctuating number of nominations from year to year. The Academy will also implement a quarterly viewing process through the Academy Screening Room, the streaming site for Academy members, also starting with the 94th Academy Awards. By making it possible for members to view films released year-round, the Academy will broaden each film’s exposure, level the playing field, and ensure all eligible films can be seen by voting members.”June 12, 2020 at 8:17 am #1203529658
Im excited for it going back to 10 movies. But its a little disappointing its not this year they are starting thisJune 12, 2020 at 8:23 am #1203529670
They should’ve implement the 10 system right of the bat imo.June 12, 2020 at 9:41 am #1203529795This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.June 12, 2020 at 10:14 am #1203529853
This is good for the independent films who have one more shot at a BP nomination.
Good.June 12, 2020 at 10:34 am #1203529894
Halle Berry remains the only woman of color to ever win the Lead Actress Oscar. Viola Davis remains the only woman of color to ever win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. During her speech, she said “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity … You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
It’s not enough to give lip service and small, supporting, token roles to people of color both in front of and behind the camera. BAFTA needs to investigate why 100% of its acting nominees were white this year and the Oscars need to investigate why the acting branch nominated white actors in 19 of the 20 acting categories. This goes back to hidden racial biases and the mostly white academy members relating more to people who look like them.June 12, 2020 at 10:40 am #1203529909
Im excited for it going back to 10 movies. But its a little disappointing its not this year they are starting this
I disagree. This year’s field is so weak that the academy will struggle to find 10 worthy nominees without nominating blockbusters, which they’ll never do.
John's Best of 2020
Best Picture: Soul
Best Direction: The Midnight Sky
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
Best Actress: Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo
Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried
Best Screenplay: Soul
John's Best of 2021
Best Picture: Nomadland
Best Direction: Nomadland
Best Actor: Lakeith Stanfield
Best Actress: Frances McDormand
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-Jung
Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black MessiahJune 12, 2020 at 11:32 am #1203529964This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.June 12, 2020 at 12:07 pm #1203530016
my only concern is having another Best Picture nominees like The Blind Side?June 12, 2020 at 12:20 pm #1203530035This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.June 12, 2020 at 12:40 pm #1203530051
They actually did, for 2009 and 2010 it was a fixed 10. They only started using the sliding scale from 2011 onwards.
It’s ironic that they increase the Best Picture field in the year of covid-19, which could potentially affect the number of worthy contenders.
Oh I know it was straight 10 before. The point is that they annouced that’s it’s coming back, but for 2021 movies. I think it should be brought back for 2020 movies as well.June 12, 2020 at 1:10 pm #1203530084This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.June 12, 2020 at 2:52 pm #1203530217
10 system? THANK FUCK, I don’t have to randomly guess how many nominees we’ll get.
And trying to expose more films is great – the 2020 nominees being so centred around a very small set of nominees might be a one-off.
Regarding the inclusivity measures, the proof in those is how effective they ultimately will or won’t be at their goal, but without knowing I can say an attempt is appreciated.
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