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10 strange things about the Oscar nominations

By David Herman  

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Odd oscars

1) Philip Seymour Hoffman nominated for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Doubt’? What do you have to do to get nominated for Best Actor these days? Worse still, Hoffman will be up against Heath Ledger, the sentimental favourite.

2) Kate Winslet nominated for Best Actress for ‘The Reader’? Really? For most uneven performance perhaps. For overcoming silly ageing make-up, for sure. For least compelling love scenes, OK. And certainly for a terrific performance in the courtroom scenes.

3) Usually there is one film which gets bagfuls of…

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