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    https://deadline.com/2020/06/oscars-academy-inclusion-best-picture-ten-nominees-1202957610/

    “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.”

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    Im excited for it going back to 10 movies. But its a little disappointing its not this year they are starting this

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    They should’ve implement the 10 system right of the bat imo.

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    The Oscars are only a part of the problem.

    Hollywood, as a whole, needs to hire more POC in front AND behind the camera. If they’re really about that equality life.

    No opportunities = no representation at award shows.

    And it took them 90+ years to realize there was a lack of color on their show due to bias? MmmHmm.

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    This is good for the independent films who have one more shot at a BP nomination.

    Good.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Is this year’s field weak??? We haven’t even hit Oscar season. Feels a bit premature to reach this conclusion.

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    I’ll bet after the hype dies down, these award shows will resort to their old tactics.

    They’ll nominate a bunch of POC in 2020/2021 to appear like things have changed.

    But then a couple years later, #OscarsSoWhite will re-emerge when there’s only 1 non-White nominee. Ala 2019.

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    my only concern is having another Best Picture nominees like The Blind Side?

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    They should’ve implement the 10 system right of the bat imo.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Oh I see, my bad. I have the OP on ignore so I couldn’t read it.

    In that case I actually agree with the Academy’s decision. I don’t know whether it was the pandemic or other factors that influenced the delay in implementing a straight 10, but a truncated year for theatrical releases is not the right time to expand a Best Picture lineup.

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    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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    my only concern is having another Best Picture nominees like The Blind Side?

    Nonsense!

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