This crowded film awards race is going to be tight right down to the wire. That's the main message from the Oscar nominations revealed on Thursday morning, after academy voters agreed on a field of ... more 
This crowded film awards race is going to be tight right down to the wire. That's the main message from the Oscar nominations revealed on Thursday morning, after academy voters agreed on a field of nine best-picture nominees — one away from the maximum number allowed. With this large field taken from a banner year in quality Hollywood films, the competition will be spirited going into the March 2 awards program "It's going to be an extremely interesting final leg of this race. There are no slam dunks in any of these categories,'' says Scott Feinberg, lead awards analyst for The Hollywood Reporter. "It's unusual to have a race this wide-open, this late in the season." less 
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