Part of that has to do with a series of nominees: No fewer than 9 cinema have been in a Best Picture competition given a 2009 ceremony. (This year, there were eight.) Part of that has to do with a snubs
As it stands now, Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a many financially successful Best Picture hopeful with $59 million in North American sheet sales. “The Imitation Game” ($42 million) follows tighten behind. Films like “Selma,” “The Imitation Game” and “American Sniper” should also make adult large belligerent between now and Feb. 22, when a Oscars are handed out. (“American Sniper” and “The Imitation Game” could both moment $100 million before to a ceremony, presumption any film continues to perform by national expansion.) But for an Academy that creatively stretched a register of Best Picture nominees to be some-more inclusive, this year feels anything but: It’s an indie-heavy lineup that all though abandoned vital studio successes, and could infer lethal to a Oscars’ radio ratings subsequent month.
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