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Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?
Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?

For the last several weeks, the Oscar race for lead actress felt fairly settled, with five familiar faces, each of them previous winners — Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks") and Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County") — as the likely nominees. Then, on Friday, "August: Osage County" opened in Los Angeles and New York, more than three months after the flamboyant tale of family dysfunction premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, a bumpy debut that led to some subsequent tinkering that softened the movie's ending. The...

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