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Did OSCAR change Bext Picture Rules to Help Pixar?

Next year there will be 10 movies nominated for and Academy Award for Best Picture instead of the usual 5. Something the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president said made me thing this change should be called the ‘Pixar rule’.

“I would not be telling you the truth if I said the words ‘Dark Knight’ did not come up.” Sidney Ganis, the academy’s president, said. The other film usually mentioned in the same breath there is “WALL-E” or whatever Pixar Film was in the theaters that year.

I think “UP’ now has a very good chance of being nominated for a Best Picture Oscar this year. And That should make The Walt Disney Company very happy.

(via the NY Times)