The 2010 Oscars are taking some cues from the past! It was just announced today that the Academy Awards is expanding the number of Best Picture nominees from 5 to 10. This move harkens back to the tradition of the 1930s and 40s, when 10 nominees were common. For example, in 1939 the nominees were: Gone With the Wind, which won, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Wuthering Heights, Love Affair, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Of Mice and Men, Dark Victory and Ninotchka. All worthy contenders!
Academy President Sid Ganis announced the change at a news conference today. This way, there's more room for deserving films - and less chance for snubs (*cough* The Dark Knight *cough*). What do you think?