The Oscars Are Coming, With One Big Hit And Few Close Contests

February 20, 2015 9:46 PM

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On today's All Things Considered, NPR film critic Bob Mondello and I have a chat with Audie Cornish about the inevitable, inscrutable Oscars.

There are eight films up for Best Picture this year: American Sniper, Whiplash, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory Of Everything, Birdman, Boyhood, and Selma. Of these, exactly one is a giant popular hit. And it's not the one that oddsmakers will tell you is going to emerge wit...

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