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Learning to Like Having 10 Best Picture Nominees
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expanded their Best Picture nominees from 5 to 10 last year, it caused plenty of groaning among critics and fans. The change was obviously made to lend more movies a bit of publicity and to make the Academy seem less elitist. (Of course, if you’re worried about appearing elitist, why do an awards show at all?) And it suddenly seemed like…