Oscar and the Ten Best Picture Nominees that Might Be

Friday, January 29, 2010

On Tuesday, the oft-thanked Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce this year's Oscar nominations, and for the first time since 1943 there will be ten nominees for Best Picture, instead of five. How will the increased number of films affect the Best Picture race? And what movies won't be nominated, despite the wider playing field?

The New York Times's A.O. Scott and Newsday's Rafer Guzman share their opinions on the upcoming Oscar nominations – what films deserve recognition, what films won't get it, and why the Academy has decided to change the rules of the game.

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Contributors:

Rafer Guzman and A.O. Scott

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