You knew this was coming. As the 3D movement and buzz increases, so do the questions of what's next -- not only for the format itself, but how an extra dimension will affect Hollywood's movie system. Questions of how many viewers care to throw on the glasses and see the extra dimension morphs into thoughts about how a television can pull it off without the glasses and now into questions of how the technique can be lauded.

A new LA Times piece looks into how 3D comes into play during Oscar season. And it's not only a matter of how it can be included in the mixture of awards, but how and if voters will make the effort to see the three-dimensional films as they're meant to be seen.