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The Oscars Best Picture Category Gets Some More Tweaks…Now, Nobody Knows How Many Nominees There Will Be

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It seems as if The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still want to fine-tune the Best Picture category for the Oscars.  Now, they’ve come up with some new rules for the show, including one that doesn’t guarantee any specific number of finalists.

With accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers helping calculations, only films that get at least five perfect of first place votes will be considered nominees for Best Picture.  To give you an idea what this means, the average percentage of first place votes received by the top movie (say THE KING’S SPEECH last year) was 20.5%. As for last year, WINTER’S BONE received less than the necessary five percent, and therefore wouldn’t have been eligible.

Academy executive director Bruce Davis said of the decision,

“A Best Picture nomination should be an indication of extraordinary merit. If there are only eight pictures that truly earn that honor in a given year, we shouldn’t feel an obligation to round out the number.”

Up until 2009, there were only five finalists in the Best Picture category.  That number has since been expanded to ten.  Now, it could be anywhere in between.

While I think this is a very smart idea, and it is true that it would show the films nominated are worthy of that nomination, I still feel like they could have done the same thing with five nominees.  (It’s been that way since 1944…why all the craziness and controversy now?)

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT.

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How Lupita Nyong’o Scared The $#%& Out Of An “US” Audience Member 

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The movie US is terrifying enough. Now imagine running into star Lupita Nyuong’o in the restroom of the theater.

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The ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Just Dropped And It’s Surprisingly Deep

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The first Toy Story was all “You. Are. A. Toy!” But Toy Story 4  is like “Am I though?”

The first, full trailer for the highly anticipated sequel just dropped and of course it looks amazing. When we last saw Woody, Buzz and the gang, they had found a new home with Bonnie, the little girl who lived next door to their original owner, Andy. We thought the franchise was done. The torch had officially been passed. What more story was left for these toys? Well, it seems like the geniuses over at Disney/Pixar are taking these toys to infinity and beyond.

In the upcoming sequel, Bonnie has made a toy out of a spork and that toy becomes the most important to her. The spork, known as Forky, has an existential crisis and doesn’t know why he is alive. Same spork, same. As he runs away he tells Woody and the gang that he is “not a toy. [He] was made for soup, salad, maybe chili and then the trash.”  Of course Woody needs to bring Forky back to Bonnie because he can’t bare to see her sad so he and Buzz go on a journey to find Forky and that’s when the plot thickens! Woody finds his old flame, Bo Peep, inside of an antiques shop and reconnects with her. But this Bo ain’t the same no mo. She is fierce! She turned her hoop skirt into a cape and is kicking toy booty! Bo Peep has found happiness living at an amusement park which makes Woody wonder if he could be happy with “the lost toy life.”

Will Woody go back to Bonnie? Will Bo go back to Woody? Will Forky ever be happy as a toy? Does true happiness even exist?! I didn’t think this animated film would raise such weighted questions!

The highly anticipated film hits theaters on June 21st and I am sure it will be a blockbuster hit! Take a look at the full trailer below!

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VIDEO: The Shocking Number of Birdbox Scenes That Were Computer Generated

From rivers and birds to entire forests and buildings… check out how Industrial Light and Magic fooled us all.

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You’ve probably seen Birdbox…but you couldn’t have known how much of WHAT you saw was computer trickery! From rivers and birds to entire forests and buildings… check out how Industrial Light and Magic fooled us all.

But the truth is, not every content producer can afford high concept graphic effects. For example, here is what Bird Box would look like if I WERE IN IT. Enjoy! (And yes, I’m weird.)

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