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Anyone watching all nine best picture candidates this Oscar season needed to set aside a little time. Make that a lot of time.
The burning question for this year's Academy Awards has changed.
"Argo" has advanced its awards momentum, scoring a major coup with the top trophy from the Producers Guild of America.
Nominees includes "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Mis," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
Nominees include "Argo," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty."
French drama "Amour" scored the award for best picture from the National Society of Film Critics, who also handed the film kudos for director Michael Haneke and actress Emanuelle Riva.
An expanded slate accommodates a wider spectrum of voters' tastes. Many genres have vied for the big prize, and now there's room for them all:
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