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And the nominees are… doubled.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that there will be ten films in the running for the Best Picture Oscar next year.
The president of the Academy, Sid Ganis, said the Oscars would be returning to their earlier roots, after more than six decades.
During the 1930s and 40s, there were more than five nominees in the running for the top prize, but not since Casablanca won, in 1943, have their been ten nominees.
Industry analysts have suggested that the change might be an attempt to boost television ratings for the awards show, which were up thirteen percent this year, after hitting a record low in 2008.

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