American Academy once again has changed the rules for selecting candidates for the best movie of the year. In the future, the number of applicants in this category can range from five to ten, but how many of them will become clear only in the day of the announcement of nominees, 24 January 2012.
Academy president Tom Sherak explains the situation this way: "With the help of PricewaterhouseCoopers, we followed the nominees over the past two years, and figured that would happen, we choose each year with 10 nominations over the past 10 years."
It turned out that, cinema academics punctually manifest their support for more than five films. "Nominated for best film has to be an indication of the outstanding assessment. And if only eight films deserve the honor nominated in this category, we do not have to rounding this number"- the executive director of Academy - Bruce Davis, recommended Sherak to make changes at the regulations.
If the system worked from 2001 to 2008, according processed ballots, the number of nominees would be as follows: 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Also were changed the rules of nomination of pictures in category "Best Animated Film". If issued from 8 to 12 movies, then allowed two to three nominees. If the box office turned out to be from 13 to 15 movies, you can nominate a maximum of four. If released sixteen and a full-length animated projects, on Oscar can claim only five of them.
Previously, animation has suffered from more stringent regulations: if the box office turned out 8 to 15 movies, only three of them could pretend for an Oscar.
84th awards ceremony "Oscar" will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 26, 2012.