Why doesn’t the Academy announce the documentary noms on LIVE TV?

AJ Schnack is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He’s a on a mission to get the Academy to include the documentary nominee announcement in the live broadcast.

I’m with him!

From AJ Schnack’s blog:

    …as of today, March of the Penguins has outgrossed all five nominated films in each of the following categories, all of which were announced this morning live on television:

    Best Picture
    Best Director
    Best Supporting Actor
    Best Supporting Actress
    Best Foreign Language Film
    Best Animated Feature Film
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Best Original Screenplay

    In fact, save for the performances of Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, March of the Penguins outgrossed every film in the lead actor categories.

Read his blog here.

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