The Best Picture Should Be the Biggest Blockbuster

Increasing the number of Oscar nominees for Best Picture won't make the Academy Awards any more popular. Why not award the movie most people liked?

Here's a quick question: Which film won the Academy Award as Best Picture back in February? If you answered Slumdog Millionaire, and did it with less than five minutes' hesitation, you need to get out more. Now what film was last year's biggest blockbuster? That would be the Batman flick, The Dark Knight. If you're like me, you probably came up with that answer quicker than the Caped Crusader fired up his Batmobile.

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