I, for one (Jane) don't like the ten picture/five director nomination style. I'd like to see the Academy go back to five nominations. This is not kindegarten. Does every ego in Hollywood need to be stroked? Really? My opinion, and of course I have one, is that the ten movie nominations is to get more people into movie theaters thus making more money for more people. Plain and simple. If Hollywood was serious, it would also nominate 10 directors, 10 actors, 10 actresses, etc. You get my point. Hollywood, stop it. Those who love movies will still go see the good ones, maybe some of the bad ones, share their thoughts and encourage their friends. Perhaps even more so as social networks continue to expand and do their work.
There, I'm done.
Happy 2011 and enjoy the movies and popcorn.