View Full Version : The new Oscar voters and what this means for the industry

03-09-2010, 03:38 AM
Fascinating point from today's NY Times:

"Over the last decade the voting membership of the Academy has skewed increasingly toward indie- and foreign-based filmmakers. That is because revised admissions rules strongly favor Oscar nominees over the kind of Hollywood old hands who were once a shoo-in for admission. As smaller films got a footing in the awards over the last few years, those who made and appeared in them became voters, increasing the tilt toward little movies."


Awards generally boost box office and DVD sales and ALWAYS boost egos and bragging rights.

(Of course, having monster, franchise-able hits like Avatar is even better, but as many industry books have pointed out, ego is a huge factor.)

So what does this suggest (if anything) about the scripts that will be bought and the movies that will get made in the coming year?


03-09-2010, 07:01 AM
Flim flam.