Monday, July 13, 2009

Final Results of the Recent Oscar Poll

In the recent poll in which I asked you your thoughts on the Academy Award's decision to increase the number of Best Picture nominees from 5 to 10, just over half of you said that it's a bad idea. Those who gave their thoughts in the comments section of the post provided sound theories as to why they felt the way they did.

I think it's too soon to tell whether or not it's a good or bad idea. Hopefully, with those 5 extra slots, the Academy will do what Emily suggested (nominate deserving foreign films, cartoons, and comedies). One aspect that I hope the 10-nominee system brings back is the element of suspense. In the last 20 years, I've only been surprised twice by the Academy's choice for Best Picture:

In 1998 when Shakespeare In Love upset Saving Private Ryan and when Crash took home the award over Brokeback Mountain in 2005.

Here are the final results:

Bad idea- 53%
Good idea- 29%
Too soon to tell- 17%

No comments:

Remarketing tags may not be associated with personally identifiable information or placed on pages related to sensitive categories. See more information and instructions on how to setup the tag on: --------------------------------------------------->