How to Lose an Oscar in 10 Ways

February 25, 2016 11:48 PM

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Some of the finest films in history failed to capture a Best Picture Oscar because of bad timing or an unfavorable climate. Or because a competitor, maybe no better or even far inferior, gained an advantage.

1. In the shadow of an epic. Impeccably scripted and executed, LA Confidential had all the earmarks of a best picture, but what chance did it have in 1997 against the mighty Titanic? Almost as long as the odds that Wuthering Heights, The Wizard of Oz or any other excellent 1939 film could have toppl...

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