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Up to 10 Best Picture Nominees: From 2005?

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Ok, so since 2009, The Academy are changing the voting for the Best Picture Award to 10 Nominees. Then, for the last two years they made it UP to 10 Nominees. And in both years there were 9.

So, what movies do you think would have gotten the 5% #1 votes since 2005?

My list is coming shortly.
 
2005 Nominees under the 5% Rule:

Brokeback Mountain
Crash
Capote
Good Night, and Good Luck
Munich
Walk the Line
The Constant Gardner
Memoirs of a Geisha
King Kong

Total of: 7-9 Nominees. Memoirs of a Geisha & King Kong to be the most vulnerable.

2006 Nominees under the 5% Rule:

The Departed
Babel
The Queen
Little Miss Sunshine
Letters From Iwo Jima
Dreamgirls
United 93
Pan's Labyrinth

Total of: 8 Nominees.

2007 Nominees under the 5% Rule:

No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Mychael Clayton
Atonement
Juno
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
American Gangster
Sweeney Todd

Total of: 8-9 Nominees. Sweeney Todd to be the most vulnerable.

2008 Nominees under the 5% Rule:

Slumdog Millionaire
Frost / Nixon
Benjamin Button
Milk
The Reader
Wall-E
The Dark Knight
The Wrestler
Doubt

Total of: 8-9 Nominees. Doubt to be the most vulnerable.
 
I think that's a reasonable list. I don't think Doubt was vulnerable at all considering its strengths in the acting fields. Four acting nominations and a screenplay nomination and no Best Picture nomination seems like an aberration.

I'd also suggest adding Little Children to 2006's extended list. Given that I don't think there are any heavyweights there, I think 5% would have been an easier threshold to reach.
 
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2007 Nominees under the 5% Rule:

No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Mychael Clayton
Atonement
Juno
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
American Gangster
Sweeney Todd

Total of: 8-9 Nominees. Sweeney Todd to be the most vulnerable.
I agree with most of your list, but I think that American Gangster would have been more vulnerable than Sweeney Todd. Also, I think Ratatouille would have been nominated as well.
 

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