Oscar nomination goes up - Jun 2009
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) president Sid Ganis revealed that Oscar nominations for the Best Feature Film will be doubled from the next year onwards. This means 10 films will be nominated hence forth.
It is worth mentioning here that the last time ten feature films were nominated was in the year 1943. Ganis said, “After more than six decades the Academy is returning to some of its earlier roots when a wider field competed for the top award of the year… Having 10 Best Picture nominees is going to allow Academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize.” Sources say that the expansion is in line with the high competition for the coveted award.