Nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be announced today. But this year, the folks at the Academy are shaking things up a little. 10 movies, instead of the usual 5, will be nominated in the Best Picture category.
The last time this happened was in 1943 when "Casablanca" took home the hardware.
Some say this gives genres that have typically been sidelined, like comedies and animated movies, a fair chance at the big prize. It probably won't hurt the TV ratings either. Oscar has more eyeballs on him when a major commercial hit is nominated.
Whatever the reason, most critics agree this year's major box office hit "Avatar" will make the cut, along with "Up in the Air", "Hurt Locker" and "Invictus".
Some say the expanded list might also allow for the animated movie "Up" and sci-fi hits "Star Trek" and "District 9" a shot at Oscar glory.
You can see the full list once it has been released here.
But while you wait for the best of the year, you can check out the worst of the year.
This years Razzie nominations are already out. Sandra Bullock who is expected to get an Oscar nod for her role in "The Blind Side", is also up for a Razzie for "All About Steve".
Could she be the best and worst actress of the year at the same time?
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