Best Picture nominee: 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Note to the academy: In case you overlooked it, each of the main actors in David O. Russell's study of depression and other emotional mood swings among a football-crazed Philadelphia family -- Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver -- was nominated for an acting Oscar. Pretty impressive, huh? "Silver Linings Playbook" is almost universally liked, and Lawrence may walk away with the Best Actress Oscar, but comedies -- even comedy-dramas -- rarely walk away with the big prize.
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