American Sniper Leaves Oscar Weekend Behind Without Top Prizes But With Larger Laurels | William Bradley

February 25, 2015 5:46 PM

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American Sniper may not have come out of Oscar weekend with any of the top prizes, but it did come away with a new cumulative box office of more than $320 million. That's by far the highest of any war film in history, not to mention more than all the other Oscar Best Picture nominees combined. That, and the best sound editing Oscar, will just have to make up for the other losses, including that of Best Actor nominee Bradley Cooper for his touching and masterful portrayal of the late Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle.

I thought that Cooper, or Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, for his portrayal of complicated computer pioneer and crucial World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, who ended up persecuted for his homosexuality after doing more than most anyone to defeat Nazi Germany, should have ...

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