Brothers Oscar Chances Get Boost

By June 24, 2009Opinions

If you haven’t heard yet, Variety have reported that next years Academy Awards will feature not 5 but 10 Best Film nominees. Thus, if Brothers is as good as we hope, its chances just got a hell of a lot better.

I’m kinda torn on this decision. On the one hand, every year there are totally deserving films that don’t quite fit the Oscar mold and this gives them a bit more of a chance to at least get some recognition on the night. But on the other hand, is this not watering things down a bit too much? The Golden Globes already try and pat everyone (well everyone that’s famous) on the back, and that’s more annoying than anything.

Guess I’ll have to see how it plays out.


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  • sanjiro says:

    it is pretty stupid. every year there’s one movie that’s nominated that everyone agrees doesn’t have a chance of winning. and it rarely if ever does. and now we’re going to have six of them.

  • spoonbat says:

    I don’t even watch these stupid awards ceremonies. Usually the “best” movies reflect more the political and social beliefs of the members of the Academy than anything else.

    And there’s nothing I hate more than people who skew their unbiased judgment just because of their beliefs, and that’s even if I strongly agree with the message preached in the movie.

    This has been really true over the past couple of years. I can’t stomach half the movies I see when Oscar time comes around.

    Often they are pretentious and more than annoying in that everybody in the know can tell you they only get nominated because of either who the director is or of what the message of the movie is rather than based on narrative structure, character development, etc.