Nine films are nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year, begging the question: who deserved a tenth spot on that list? "Oscars 2012: 10 Spot" answers that question, as the MTV Movies team highlights some of 2011's greatest films and argues why they deserved a nod as the tenth Best Picture nominee.
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" deserved the tenth spot in the Best Picture category for reasons based in both quality and politics. Many Oscar analysts reasoned that the Tomas Alfredson film could pull off a surprise nomination based on the prominence of the British contingent within the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, a big factor in last year's win for "The King's Speech," but that was not the case.
The spy story, based on the novel by John le Carré, has been loved in the UK since its release and the famous miniseries adaptation starring Alec Guinness, so revisiting "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" on the big screen came with challenges already built in.