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Old 06-28-2009, 12:02 AM
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There is a lot of hand-wringing going on about how the expansion of Best Picture nominees to 10 might "dumb down" the Oscars so that -- GASP! HORROR! -- movies that are ACTUALLY POPULAR might win the big prize. Some commenters online think that while Star Trek might be popular, it shouldn't be Best Picture.

Well, to that I say, "Why the heck not?"

To which the reply might be, "Because it's not artistic enough."

And to which I then say, "Okay. So, lookit, let's do this:

"Create separate categories for Best Picture, as follows:

1. Best Picture for Real People to Watch: Star Trek.
2. Best Picture for Academy Voters Who Want to Appear Intellectual: [Some Other Movie]
3. Best Picture for the Young and the Young at Heart: UP!"

See? That way everyone wins.

It's so logical and practical, it'll never be adopted.

You'll see.


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Old 06-28-2009, 05:41 AM
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Then we need to change the name of the category from BEST picture to MOST POPULAR picture. And do you really want to risk seeing Nicholas Cage getting an award for some lame-o car movie? Gah.
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Then we need to change the name of the category from BEST picture to MOST POPULAR picture. And do you really want to risk seeing Nicholas Cage getting an award for some lame-o car movie? Gah.
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Two of the new categories could be "Best Bootylicious Actress"* and "Best Smoldering Eyes Actor."


*All apologies to Destiny's Child and Beyonce
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