The Oscar organizers announced new rules for award campaigns. They are trying to eliminate so much of the wining and dining that goes on with Academy voter.  Academy members will only be aloud to attend screenings and not any parties before or after the screening.  In the past the big spenders could have had an advantage over the movies that don’t have the money for a campaign. There will also be less promotional material that gets sent with the DVD screeners.  The Academy voters are encouraged to see the films in a theater rather than DVD anyway. I have always thought that a movie should be seen the way it was intended, on a big screen. The Academy Awards have become so political and money driven that the little guys have a huge disadvantage. Hopefully these new rules will level the playing field.


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