Between a wide-open picture field and wiggle room in other races, here are the dozen other films with the best shot at serious Oscar attention.
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Sixteen toons submitted but the branch has yet to rule on whether they all qualify. Given the category's rules, if just one falls out, the category shrinks to three nominees. The 15 entries below…
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These days, Xavier Dolan is too busy for interviews -- and no wonder.
Pauline Kael was 33 when she wrote her first film review, which she did at the invitation of an editor who overheard her arguing about Charlie Chaplin's "Limelight" in a San Francisco coffee shop.
It's not "Precious," but "For Colored Girls" marks an advance for Tyler Perry, as well as a big step back.
It's back to Berk for DreamWorks Animation -- and back to work for the creative team behind the hit 3D toon "How to Train Your Dragon."