Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oscars expanding best film category not about snubbing "Dark Knight": Academy

The best film shortlist at the 2010 Oscars will be 10 films instead of the customary five, it has been announced but BBC quoted Academy president Sid Ganis saying The Dark Knight "did not come up" in discussions about expanding the category.

"Audiences and many critics felt that the latest Batman epic, which won a posthumous best supporting actor award for Heath Ledger, should have been included among this year's best picture nominees", writes BBC.
Read the full BBC report


Anonymous said...

Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE which won this year's Best Film Oscar is also a "populist film." It's not "high brow art" like David Lynch's MULHOLLAND DRIVE.

So I don't see why they say that the expansion of the Best Film category to include 10 films will increase chances of "populist films" like "The Dark Knight" and "Wall-E" as already "populist films" like SLUMDOG gets nominated and even wins Best Film.

Anonymous said...

Its all about the economics of TV ratings and dwindling ad money.