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Indie Focus: Which pretty new face will Oscars embrace?
Indie Focus: Which pretty new face will Oscars embrace?

Though many are befuddled this year by the new Oscar math, perhaps unable to parse just how many votes it will take to land a best picture nomination or anticipate even how many nominees there will be, one recent regular equation looks to hold firm: One indie film plus one fresh ingénue equals nominations. Last year there was Jennifer Lawrence with "Winter's Bone." The year before that, there was Carey Mulligan in "An Education." Then think of Ellen Page in "Juno" or Amy Adams in "Junebug." The Oscars love a pretty new face, especially when the attention for the actress helps raise the overall profile of her movie. This year has no shortage...

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