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What's Really Behind 'Wonder Woman's' Oscar Snub?

In 2009, the Academy decided to increase the field of possible best picture nominees from five to 10—a knee-jerk reaction to The Dark Knight’s best picture snub. The thinking went that by casting a wider net, blockbuster films with more mainstream appeal than traditional Oscar fare could potentially squeak in, and people would tune in to watch their favorite films get recognized. It was a ratings ploy that never panned out, as we saw on Tuesday, when Wonder Woman failed to earn a single Oscar nod, let alone one for best picture.


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