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Oscars 2013: Heatmeter

Oscars 2013: Heatmeter

This week's Oscar nominations brought surprises Chief among them: the snubbing of Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, directors of “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” for director, and the multi-category dominance of upstarts “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Amour.” Those two films collectively nabbed nine nominations, including best picture and director for each of them — and gave a huge boost to these previously on-the-bubble contenders. Meanwhile, “Silver Linings Playbook” nabbed nominations in all seven major categories (picture, director, screenplay and all four acting categories, the first time in more than 30 years a...