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06.24.09 30 Comments

(“I wish this had chocolate in it.”)

At a press conference this morning in Beverly Hills, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science president Sid Ganis (pronounced “gay anus”) announced that the Best Picture category will expand to include 10 nominees.

It’s a dramatic change that is sure to roil future Oscar contests, beginning with the upcoming one set for March 7 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Actually, though, this is a return to the way the Oscars were run in its earliest years [they switched from 10 to five nominees in 1944 –Ed.]. The change effects only the one Oscar category. [NYTimes]

I’m not sure what this means for an organization that awards best picture to movies like Crash and Slumdog Millionaire, and nominates The Reader while totally shafting The Wrestler.  Will more nominees make them love retarded people and the holocaust any less?  I doubt it.  Retards and the holocaust are like the Beach Boys and lab puppies to the academy. I guess what I’m saying is, this could be your year, Britney Spears time-traveling Holocaust movie.

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