There has been much debate for the reasons and merits of having ten nominees in the best picture category. Having any number between five and ten makes a certain sense in the event there are no more than five suitable movies. The selection of nine when many worthy movies have been overlooked does however seem bizarre. Here are the nominated movies ranked in order of my preference (*denotes unranked as I haven’t seen the film):
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close*
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin
The Skin I live in
Which would you chosen as the tenth nomination?