Will controversy around 'American Sniper' affect its Oscar chances?

January 23, 2015 1:58 PM

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NEW YORK – This year's Academy Awards race for Best Picture is stiff competition, but this week all the movie aficionados have been buzzing about the controversy surrounding "American Sniper," a true story about former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, dubbed the most lethal snipers in U.S. military history.

Celebs like Michael Moore and Seth Rogen have spoken out against the military flick, labeling it "propaganda" and calling snipers "cowards." There has also been what seems to be an equal amount of support and praise from people like actor Dean Cain, country crooner Blake Shelton and former House Spe...

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