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Analysis: TV Execs Must Be Cheering Non-Obscure Oscar Noms

After some years of obscure movies being feted during the Academy Awards, TV executives should be happy about the slate of nominees up for Best Picture and Best Actor nominations in Sunday's telecast: "We now have nine good movies jostling for Best Picture; we have a cluster of major stars" and "a box-office that is worthy of the occasion," writes Anthony Lane. His slightly tongue-in-cheek analysis of the Oscars begins with a snappy lead well worth reading, all about a deer urinating on Adam Sandler's face (trust us; you gotta be there).

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