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Variety Poll: ‘Boyhood’ Will Take Best Picture at Oscars

Boyhood” received a total of six Academy Award nominations on Thursday and, according to a new Variety poll, the Richard Linklater drama is the heavy favorite to win best picture.

The more than 22,000 online denizens who voted in the poll came out convincingly in favor of “Boyhood,” which took 49% of the vote, with “Birdman” in second place at 18%. Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” was the only other film to reach double digits, with 11%.

“Selma” and “Whiplash” rounded out the bottom of the poll with 3% and 2%, respectively.

The 87th Academy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be take place Feb. 22 in Hollywood.

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