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With Oscar Sunday quickly approaching and the competition between the films building with each passing day, the studios are doing whatever they can to push their own films ahead of the pack.  The idea may sound silly to some, but the act of last minute “for your consideration” ads and promotional materials can make or break it for a film in the closing stretch of the awards season.  Just ask Melissa Leo about the controversy and significance of what these ads can or can’t do when she was pining for a win for The Fighter.  One of the categories at this year’s Academy Awards that is still considered up in the air by many Oscar predictors is the race for “Best Original Screenplay.”  Many of the other categories seem like a lock, but the coveted gold statue could go to just about any of the nominated writers in this category. »

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