Well that’s super, they found a way to not only make the 3-4 hour long telecast marginally longer but they’ve also diluted the field. I’m sure it’s to create more excitement, but where’s the prestige of being “Nominated for Best Movie” when people know nine other movies were nominated that year?
I understand there were larger fields in the past, but there was a reason they cut it down to five. Why not seven nominees? That seems like a diverse selection group without being overwhelming by going into the double digits.
Oh well, as long as Star Trek gets a nomination for this to make up for Dark Knight’s omission I guess I’ll be sated, if not satisfied.