The Academy is thinking about switching back to 5 Best Picture nominees

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Bad news, filmmakers: a Best Picture nomination might soon be much harder to achieve. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a "significant fraction" of Academy voters are pushing for the organization to switch back to 5 Best Picture nominees, reversing an expansion of the field that was made just six years ago.

In the immediate aftermath of the perceived snubbing of 2008's The Dark Knight, the expansion which was widely regarded as an attempt to get more popular movies nominated for Best Picture — but some Academy members reportedly feel that nominating more films has diluted the value of the award.

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