Awesome Infographic: Goodbye to Drama


In her latest film-related infographic, Dorothy of Very Small Array looks at the breakdown of both highest gross films and Best Picture nominees by genre. The interesting (if not at all surprising) part: While dramas clearly still dominate when it comes to nabbing an Oscar nod, they barely make any money — and even less in recent years than they did as recently as five to ten years ago. What do you think this means for the future of the Academy Awards? While recent moves to make the show more populist have been unsuccessful (from expanding the Best Pic category in 2010 to this year’s younger hosts), we feel like it doesn’t really make sense to have an awards show that’s so out of touch with what people are choosing to see. That said, can you imagine living in a world where Fast Five is considered serious Oscar bait?