American cinema has stopped attracting me for a long time: excluding a few really great directors (did anyone mention the name Cohen?), in its vast majority it reuses the same stores, with less talented people behind them (actors, directors, etc.). It’s really peculiar then, that the oscars continue to fascinate me: the gold statue casts a strange spell on me, maybe because of its history, maybe because of the show, in any case it is a something I follow: from the announcement of the ceremoney, to the day itself.
This year’s event was just announced: it is going to be hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin and it’s going to take place on March 7th 2010. They sound like an interesting pair that can work well. The nominations are going to be announced in February 2nd. A first announcement talks about increasing the number of nominees for Best Picture from 5 to 10, in an effort to extend the event to more popular movies and a wider audience.