There has been some talk about wether THE AVENGERS and HUNGER GAMES should be considered for Best Picture based on their huge box office results.
AVENGERS: $1.3 Billion Worldwide
HUNGER GAMES: $650 Million Worldwide
There are 2 arguments. If either one get nominated for Best Picture, the Oscar telecast ratings will be much larger as finally a film that people have seen will be nominated therefore much more interesting to watch. The other is that neither of these films are or will be considered great movies. Should they honor them for the huge amount of money they bring in or should they honor the better films?
With the possibility of up to 10 Best Picture nominees, they could do both. My gut tells me that neither one will be on the list of Best Picture nominees, but more likely will show up in the technical nominations.