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Warner Bros REALLY Wants A Best Picture Nomination For Deathly Hallows: Part II!

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Harry Potter for Best Picture! Harry Potter for Best Picture!!!

Whether or not you think Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II was the best movie of the year, it's been breaking all types of records and making all types of money, and it would be hard to deny the fact that it's been a HUGE success.

That being said, we totally support Warner Bros in their efforts to land a Best Picture Oscar nomination for the final Potter film.

The studio plans to

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The Rules Have Changed! Oscars Will Now Feature 5 To 10 Best Picture Nominees!

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Listen up, filmmakers! You're gonna have to EARN your place in the Best Picture category from here on out.

While the 10 nominees for Best Picture have been pretty solid for the past two years, films are going to have to be EVEN better to make the cut, because according to new rules, there will now be 5 to 10 nominees each year.

Another notable change is that the Best Animated Feature category will feature four nominees in years with 13 to 15 qualifying films…although this doesn't really matter as long as Pixar continues to make films. Ha!

Here's what retiring Academy executive director Bruce Davis had to say about the Best Picture category changes:

“In studying the data, what stood out was that Academy members had regularly shown a strong admiration for more than five movies. 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.”

We absolutely agree with this! Good job, Academy! Keep the bar set high!

What do U think about the Oscars' new Best Picture rules?

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The King's Speech Director In Negotiations For Les Miz

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Last month, we were excited to learn that The King's Speech director Tom Hooper is up for the new Les Miz musical movie.

We thought it was a great idea, and now we're pumped to hear that negotiations have begun for him to sign on to direct the new film version of the Victor Hugo novel/Broadway musical.

If done right, this could DEFINITELY be an Oscar contender!

We'll look forward to hearing confirmation on Tom as the Les Miz director soon.

Do U think A Tom Hooper-directed Les Miserables could be a Best Picture contender?

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PG-13 Version Of The King's Speech Coming To Theaters Next Month

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Do we REALLY need to censor the film that won BEST PICTURE at the Oscars???

The Weinstein Company has announced that starting April 1, they'll pull the R-rated version of The King's Speech from movie theaters, and they'll be releasing a PG-13 version in its place.

Apparently, in order to secure a lower rating, they muted out several instances of the word "!@*&" and other times replaced it with the word "$#!*." LOLz.

The King's Censored Speech will be released on 1,000 screens.

Here's what TWC president of theatrical distribution and home entertainment Erik Lomis had to say about this move:

“We are thankful to the MPAA for their wisdom and swift action in approving the release of The King’s Speech PG-13 version."

It's certainly a great film, so on the one hand we're happy that younger audiences will get a chance to see it, but on the other hand, the film was fine as is - it won Best Picture.

They could have left it alone. Any parent who sees the film will most likely let their children watch it on DVD as long as they're not TOO young. The cursing was NOT a huge deal at all…AND it was mostly in good taste.

Do U think it was a good idea for them to release a PG-13 cut of The King's Speech? Or should they have left it alone?

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The King's Speech Director Does NOT Want To Re-Cut The Film For A PG-13 Rating

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Given all the awards that The King's Speech has been nominated for AND won, MAYBE it's good as it is???

Harvey Weinstein doesn't seem to think so, and he's working on a new marketing strategy to clean up profane dialogue from the film, in an effort to bring it down to a PG-13 rating.

The King's Speech director Tom Hooper does not support making any cuts to the film, and we don't blame him in the least!

Here's what Hooper had to say about it:

"I wouldn't support cutting the film in any way. I think we looked at whether it's possible to bleep out the f*cks and stuff, but I'm not going to actually cut that part."

Good for you, Tom! You directed a wonderful film, which is a strong candidate for Best Picture at the Oscars, and it would be absurd for you to have to cut the film at this stage of the game!

To quote the Beatles' immortal words, let it be, Harvey!

Do U think The King's Speech should be cut? Or should it stay as is?

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Did Burlesque BRIBE Its Way To A Golden Globe Best Picture Nomination??

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According to some, YES!

If you were surprised as us over Burlesque getting ANY recognition from the Golden Globes, not to mention a nod in the 'Best Picture' category, then you won't be surprised to hear that many are thinking that the HFPA members had a little, ahem, incentive to give the flick some accolades!

Patrick Goldstein, of the L.A. Times, explains:

"If you talk to the top award-season consultants, they can barely disguise their lack of respect for the HFPA members, who often put themselves in indelicate situations, as with this year's crew, which took a Sony-sponsored trip to Las Vegas to see Cher in concert, then gave her film a stunning best picture nod."

Wowza! Shady shady!

As much as we LOVE our Cher, we have to admit that this movie, as fun as it was, definitely seems a little out of place in the list of nominations!

But who knows?!

What do U think?? Should Burlesque be re-titled Bribe-lesque?

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The Social Network Considered Best Picture On Both Coasts!

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Wow! This is huge!

Both The New York Film Critics Circle AND The LA Film Critics Association have named The Social Network, directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, as the best picture of the year!

New York's Chair Armond White says:

”This year's choices reflect the current critical mindset. It's proof that it's always a good year for movies.”

What an honor!

We will be absolutely SHOCKED if this movie doesn't win the Best Picture Academy Award!

Check out both New York's and Los Angeles' full list of accolades…AFTER THE JUMP!

Thoughts?

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