October 31 - Variety
By Peter Knegt
Awards Season Launch: The Best Picture Race
Going into this season's Oscar race, a series of rule changes made by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences could significantly alter how many categories pan out.
Most notably, the number of nominated films in the best picture category will no longer necessarily be 10. Two years after raising that category's nomination field from five to 10 films, the Academy voted to change it again in June. This time, they will be allowing anywhere between five and 10 nominees based on another system.
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