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Silver Linings Playbook: Spirit Awards eligibility and the $20m Budget Cap The Spirit Awards 2013 nominations offered a few curiosities. Chief among those is probably the inclusion of David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook among the nominees. Reportedly made for $21m, Silver Linings Playbook should have been ineligible for the Spirit Awards, which have a $20m production-budget cap. (Photo: Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence.) Apparently, that rule isn’t all that strict (“Any variations are at the sole discretion of the nominating committees and [...] »

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