The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just seems to be making up rules left and right for the annual Academy Awards.
In the past they changed the rules so that MORE movies could be nominated in the Best Picture category, but now they're changing the rules so LESS documentaries can even be considered in the nomination process.
Starting next year, documentaries seeking the ultimate honor in film will have be reviewed by either the Los Angeles Times or New York Times.
Why the change? Academy COO Ric Robertson says there are just too many unworthy documentaries seeking a nomination, saying: