The Academy Awards have to attract young viewers to remain the biggest awards show. That's why they expanded the Best Picture category to 10 nominees, allowing more populist films to be included.
They've also started a huge social networking push, announcing recently that the ceremony will be streaming live online, and named the unlikely young duo of Anne Hathaway and James Franco as co-hosts.
This is all costing the Academy a pretty penny, during a time when movie ticket sales are down.
However, all they really need to attract younger viewers is "The Twilight Saga."
I am not suggesting that the prestigious awards show should tarnish its reputation by including "Twilight" nominees in undeserved categories. Most reasonable Twi-Hards are willing to admit Robert Pattinson's performance as Edward doesn't quite match up to Colin Firth in "The King's Speech" or James Franco in "127 Hours."
What I am suggesting, simply, is they add some categories where "Twilight" will be a lock.
In a selfless effort to help the film industry, I am listing suggestions for new categories and what movies and actors would have been nominated had the awards been included this year. Members of the Academy should note that these not only allow "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" to be nominated multiple times, but also other popular movies like "Paranormal Activity 2" and "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1."
Best Supernatural Feature Film
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
"Let Me In"
"The Last Exorcism"
WINNER: "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Best Vampire Performance In A Leading
RoleRobert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Ethan Hawke in "Daybreakers"
Jessica Pare in "Suck"
Chloe Moretz in "Let Me In"
WINNER: Robert Pattinson
Best Non-Vampire Performance In A Leading Supernatural Role
Taylor Lautner in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Anthony Hopkins in "The Wolfman"
Jackie Earle Haley in "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
Daniel Radcliffe in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
WINNER: Taylor Lautner
Best Human Performance In A Supernatural Film
Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Corey Feldman in "Lost Boys: The Thirst"
Timothy Olphant in "The Crazies"
Dave Foley in "Suck"
WINNER: Kristen Stewart
Read the full list of "nominees" and "winners" at Next Movie