18 September 2012 10:14 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Les Miserables" had been slated to open Dec. 14 but Universal announced Tuesday that the picture has been pushed back to Dec. 25. That is just nine days before Oscar nomination ballots are due. -Insertgroups:5- "Django Unchained" and "The Guilt Trip" are also being presented on Christmas Day. The move leaves "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" as the only Oscar contender opening on Dec. 14.  Oscar champ Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech") directed this lavish production of "Les Miserables"  with Hugh Jackman headlining as Jean Valjean, who is pursued mercilessly by Inspector Javert (Oscar winner Russell Crowe). One-time Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway is featured as the doomed Fantine while Helena Bonham Carter, who was nommed for playing a regal monarch in "The King's Speech," gets down and dirty as a bawdy innkeeper.  The nomination ballots for both the SAG Awards and the G »

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