Academy Awards

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Contender: '127 Hours'

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Danny Boyle's first movie since winning the best director Oscar for "Slumdog Millionaire" puts him in the running once again, with a playful and vigorous you-are-there telling of real-life rock…

Marketplace

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Contender: 'The Fighter'

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In David O. Russell's unconventionally conventional biopic of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo play Ward's brother and mother, respectively -- the two people standing in the…

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Contender: 'True Grit'

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A few exceptions like "Ben-Hur" and "The Departed" aside, Oscar hasn't smiled on too many remakes. But that's no reason to count out Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit," which has been described not as…

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In the mix

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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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