Post by The_Cake_of_Roth on Dec 17, 2022 8:16:23 GMT
In January 2023, for the first time in seven years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscar nominations will be announced in front of not only ABC television cameras, but also an audience of press and publicists at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, the Academy announced on Friday.
Post by mikediastavrone96 on Apr 3, 2023 18:20:13 GMT
I assume the Academy has more data on what films in recent years would be ineligible before moving forward with this decision*, but I'm not all that opposed to it. Seems to me to clearly be a way to get streamers to make at least a bit of a show of support to the theatrical model beyond just doing quick runs at NY and LA to skirt by on eligibility. I'd imagine the arthouse or foreign film that ultimately gets an Oscar nomination are those with enough distributor backing to have made it into at least 1 arthouse theater in most major markets. Perhaps 15-20 out of 50 is a bit much and they should start smaller, like 5-10.
*To Leslie has already been mentioned but I'm also thinking of Women Talking. That movie was never in more than 20 theaters throughout its entire theatrical run but with UA (a.k.a. MGM a.k.a. Amazon) behind it then it theoretically should've been able to make a bigger distribution push if necessary.