Something I wrote for Fandango:
What/who else would you add? To the Academy's credit, this year I didn't find quite as many overt snubs as I usually do, especially in some of the individual/performing categories, but Best Picture is still a bit of a silly messy. Extremely Loud? I put A Separation there as one possible replacement for the former, but could name 6-10 other films that could go there instead. Or, you know, just have less nominees this year.