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At the 1954 Oscars, Grace Kelly pulled off a shocking Best Actress win for “The Country Girl,” besting comeback-kid Judy Garland in the musical remake of “A Star is Born.” -Insertgroups:12- This year, Nicole Kidman could follow in Kelly’s footsteps by portraying the movie star-turned-princess in “Grace of Monaco.” The film, directed by “La Vie en Rose” helmer Olivier Dahan, will be released by The Weinstein Co. on Dec. 27, the very day that Oscar nominations open.  Weinstein films have won Best Actress for two years running: Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady” (2011) and Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012). Streep, who co-starred with Kidman in "The Hours" which won the latter her only Oscar in 2002, is a strong Best Actress contender this year for "August: Osage County," which Weinstein will unspool in November.  Related: Let's pred »

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