Daily Archives: June 25, 2009

John Gapper

I cannot help thinking that the decision to expand the number of nominees for the best film Oscar is an ominous error. It smacks of being one of those decisions made in the producer interests that is dressed up as being for the benefit of consumers.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences firmly denies that the move, unveiled to surprise in Hollywood on Wednesday, was a result of pressure from studios unhappy at the way big box office films have been shut out of nominations in recent years. Read more