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  • ENGLAND
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    I love having these somewhat controversial discussions. For me, it feels like ever since they allowed 10 nominees for Best Picture, the award itself does not feel like it’s worth anything. The last 10 winners, while good, are not memorable, and some are unwatchable after the first win. I feel like this award is now all about politics as well.

    Do you think they should go back to 5 nominees?

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    O´Hara
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    No

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    Honey
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    Yes

    means less shoved down sjw/political campaigns once the nominations are out  about why certain movie is important, and whoever is hosting will have to skip over highlighting certain movies at the ceremony cuz they rnt up for best picture.

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    EmmyWinner
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    Yes.

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    LaChienne
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    Sweet Jesus, yes, please go back to 5 nominees.

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    Ruby Sparks
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    No.

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    Guest 2018
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    It’s been diluted a lot because year after year after year it merely reflects the whims of the Indie Spirits.

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    tome6
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    I personally think last year was not a great year for film period. For me CMBYN is the only film that I believe made an impact on a lot of people and introduced a new Star to the world. Both favorites 3BB and TSOW are not memorable films.

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    Atypical
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    No.

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    RobertPius
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    The ten nominations has lessened the honors of being nominated. It used to be even semi-movie fans would remember when a certain movie was a nominee for Best Picture. I had relatives who never went to the movies but they still saw the five Oscar nominees each year.

    Now it all sort of blurs together.

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    I am of the opinion that Best Picture should not be a category. Let Best Director become the top award of the night. If Oscars claim to be honoring the “achievements” in film the past year, then Best Director seems like the perfect opportunity to award the person(s) responsible for helming the project of the year, in whatever capacity. Best Picture ultimately serves as an award given to whichever film can accumulate the right number of nominations and wins; Best Director, however, could serve as a better arbiter of artistic achievement.

    In this scenario, I’m sure the producers no longer having a way to receive their own statues would be contentious; but I must admit, as long as casting directors, stunt coordinators, and title designers are not getting them, I don’t really care if producers do.

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    Anonymous
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    most people remember Best Pictures more than anything else.

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    Alberto Dlano-Cox
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    No, and if anything, I think they should also widen other fields to 6 nominees and make 10 movies mandatory. The top 5 doesn’t even begin to scratch the scope of actually great movies in any given year. If you consider the amount of overrated hackery that actually gets nominated and wins BP, having 10 nominees guarantees that at least one of the movies in a given year that are set to pass the test of time are recognized.

    I think we need to question exactly how prestigious has BP been, pound for pound, in the near-century of the Oscars. The sheer amount of times they have fucked up and rewarded middling movies that even at the time were considered subpar is depressing. And that’s before the Weinshitstains skidmarked their way over the last two decades with their hacky prestige shit.

    Only a cursory overview of which movies won BP will tell you a different story: In the few instances the Oscars got it undeniably right or acceptably right (Lawrence of Arabia, Moonlight, The Godfather I-II), they are actually helping themselves improve their image as a washed-up institution. Their BP nominations and wins over the last two years are pretty much atonement for how deeply they have screwed up. The new members are opening up the category to new themes, genres, languages, scopes of stories. In the real scope of things, I think the BP category is well on its way to improve its actual prestige.

    Now if they can add hindsight Oscars and do away with that insulting “Best Popular Picture” award, everything will be fine.

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    Luca Giliberti
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    No, I don’t think so. Last year I do think we had a lot of films nominated that IMO weren’t Oscar worthy at all. But if we went back to 5 nominees, Call Me By Your Name for example may have not made the cut, because it wasn’t a movie that many people saw and happened to deal with a subject matter that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. I think it should have won Best Picture and Actor, but I am thankful that it got in at all.

    This year I feel like we will have an incredibly strong year, so I am good with the 9/10 nominees.

    Luca G.

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    Dan Jo Galicia
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    No. What’s not prestigious though is that people are always having beef.

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