Gone_big This feels like one of a number of categories this year where this contender and/or that will enjoy the benefit of a weak race. Something like "Unbroken," despite the marquee names attached, might not even register with the writers in any other year (since it bears the scars of all those separate stabs at cracking the story). But what else is there to realistically choose from? "American Sniper," in fact, is starting to look like a real player in a number of races, including this one, for that very reason. Intriguing.

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