The Academy president, Sid Ganis, announced earlier today that this year, there will be 10 Best Picture nominees, instead of only 5. This is the first time this is happening since 1943, when Casablanca took home the gold. If this had happened a year earlier, than films like WALL•E, The Dark Knight and The Wrestler would have been guaranteed nominations. This could mean that a film like Pixar’s masterpiece Up could very well end up with one of the ten spots. I think we could easily end up seeing something like this come the announcement:
The Lovely Bones
Please note that this is mostly just speculation. We will probably see tons of, at this point unknown, films that will make their way through. I just hope Up does get it’s much deserved Oscar attention in the Best Picture category. There are tons of other films, that judging from the trailers, look like they could be good enough to warrant a nomination. From the trailer, Where the Wild Things Are looks like it should get a nomination, although I don't know if it will. Even the upcoming The Time Travelers Wife, could end up being good enough to make it’s way through. We will know for sure come next February 2nd when the nominations are announced. The 82nd Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 7th, 2010. You can get more details on any of these films on IMDb.