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Oscars' best-picture race: 12 front-runners

October 23, 2009 |  5:43 pm

Now that "Amelia" has dropped out of the Oscar sky, fewer possibilities remain on the best-picture horizon. As I size up the top race at this point, we have 12 front-runners for the 10 spots in that category plus a few other possibilities.

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BEST PICTURE

FRONT-RUNNERS
"Avatar"
"An Education"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Invictus"
"The Lovely Bones"
"Nine"
"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
"The Road"
"A Serious Man"
"Up"
"Up in the Air"

POSSIBILITIES
"Brothers"
"District 9"
"The Hangover"
"It's Complicated"
"Julie & Julia"
"The Last Station"
"A Single Man"
"Star Trek"

LONG SHOTS
"Bright Star"
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"The White Ribbon"

Photo: 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Weinstein Co.

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