Best picture, 'Winter's Bone'

It’s been a long haul for “Winter’s Bone,” but the awards recognition has been a boon for the intense family drama that nabbed bids for star Jennifer Lawrence and best pic among its four noms.

“It it felt like a train once ‘Winter’s Bone’ was released in June,” said Howard Cohen, co-founder of “Bone” distrib Roadside Attractions. “It’s been a lot of work and so much has happened with it. It is an indie movie so we did have to figure out (how) to push against the big boys but I think we set forth a pretty good campaign.”

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