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What makes a movie Oscar bait?




Filmweek Contributor and LA Weekly Movie Critic Amy Nicholson going over her notes before talking Oscar bait with John Rabe
Filmweek Contributor and LA Weekly Movie Critic Amy Nicholson going over her notes before talking Oscar bait with John Rabe
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What does it take for a studio or performer to get an Academy Award? A clever campaign can help, being a good film helps too. But why not custom tailor a movie to win an Oscar? You hear about movies like this around award season everywhere—they're called "Oscar bait." Biopics with strong, meaty lead roles, epic dramas about real world events. They sweep up awards but rarely make it into film classes. So what makes a movie Oscar bait? And do any films this year meet the definition? Filmweek contributor and LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson joins John at Musso & Frank.



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