My thoughts on 10:
With the announcing of ten best picture nominees, every blogger, critic, and entertainment writer has put in their two cents, so here is mine:
First off the cons: I do believe that with 10, the potential to have useless, Academy-esque films dominate could make the honor, just that, less honorable. Also If they try to include popcorn flicks, they may end up with one that isn't that good, but just popular.
However, the inclusion of 10 does lead the way for great animated films like Up, and actually good blockbusters like Harry Potter, Star Trek, and Avatar. Also, smaller films like Precious and The Hurt Locker, can now truly have a chance to break into the Best Picture race.
Here's the bottom line: until we see the actual nominations before our very own eyes, no one can predict the positive/negetive impact that 10 will have on this award. So it is best to just wait and see!