Academy Award Nominations: TEN Best Picture Oscar Nominations???

2011 Oscar Nominations
Academy Award Nominations

Did you see the Best Picture Oscar nominations list?

In case you didn’t, here it is again:

Best Picture

Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Wait a second… that’s 10 nominations!  For Best Picture???  What’s going on?

Is 2011 the first year there has been so many nominations in one category?  It seems ridiculous to me.

Perhaps the Academy should look to the Golden Globes and create a separate category for best musical or comedy and one for best drama.

How can Toy Story 3 compete with The Social Network for example? They are two totally different films.

The Social Network won the Golden Globe for Best Drama.  Toy Story 3 won for best animated film at the Golden Globes.  Will it win best Oscar?  Very unlikely.  Did they nominate the animated blockbuster just to show respect?

It’s either going to be The Social Network or Black Swan to win. 

But is it time that the Oscars adopted a separate category for musical/comedy in best pictures, just like the Golden Globes?

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