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Published: 01/25/11

Oscar Nominations Are Out: Check Out the Best-Picture Nominee Trailers [VIDEOS]

By  Torie Bosch - AOL News
Oscar Nominations Are Out: Check Out the Best-Picture Nominee Trailers [VIDEOS]

It's time to choose your horse for the big Hollywood race. The nominations are in for the 2011 Academy Awards. In case you need a refresher (or in case you haven't heard of all of them), Surge Desk presents the trailers for the 10 nominees for best picture. "Black Swan" "The Fighter" "Inception" "The Kids Are All Right" "The King's Speech" "127 Hours" "The Social Network" "Toy Story 3" "True Grit" "Winter's Bone" More Oscar Coverage From Surge Desk: Oscar Nominations for 2011: Who Got Snubbed? 'The King's Speech' Leads Oscar Nominat...

Published: 03/4/10

Oscars' New Voting System: Could It Work for Gordon Brown?

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Oscars' New Voting System:  Could It Work for Gordon Brown?

For Oscar lovers like me, the usual nail-biting anticipation that accompanies the annual Academy Awards is all the greater this year. Not only are there more films up in the category of Best Picture, but the rules by which that movie is selected have also changed. In a curious case of life imitating art, the British government is also looking at reforming its electoral system along similar lines. In both cases, the big question on everyone's mind is this: Who benefits?...

Published: 02/2/10

Opinion: Oscar Shortchanges Small Movies

By  not in system - AOL News
Opinion: Oscar Shortchanges Small Movies

(Feb. 2) – The Oscars are just about the only time each year when small movies are on equal footing with big ones, when our national conversation about movies focuses on merit and not just on box office. Or at least that used to be the case, until Tuesday morning. Thanks to the new Oscar rules, in a case of reverse affirmative action, the expansion of the Best Picture category from five slots to 10 gives big studio blockbusters an awards boost, at the expense of the smaller (usually independent or foreign) movies that need and deserve attention, at the one time of year that they might actuall...

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