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Best picture Oscar still an open race this year

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 02:00

Feb 27 - With the acting categories seemingly locked, the drama at this year's Oscars will be in the uncertain best picture race. (Rough cut: No reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: With less than a week to go before Hollywood anoints its big winners at the Oscars, it's looking less and less certain which film will take home the evening's biggest honor - best picture of the year. According to the Hollywood Reporter's executive editor Matthew Belloni, what looked like a more simple race between space thriller "Gravity" and period drama "12 Years a Slave," has now been made more complicated as "American Hustle" has gained momentum as a dark horse favorite over the past two months. Less uncertain, however, are the four acting races this year, with the possible exception of best supporting actress. "Blue Jasmine" star Cate Blanchett and "Dallas Buyers Club's" Matthew McConaughey are expected to win the lead acting categories, as is his co-star Jared Leto in the best supporting actor category. "12 Years" newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is the favorite to win best supporting actress, but she is facing some stiff competition from last year's best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence, who has picked up a few prizes herself for her role in "American Hustle." Find out who will take home the Oscar on Sunday, March 2nd.

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Best picture Oscar still an open race this year

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 02:00