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The Also Rans – An Education (Best Picture Also Ran 2009)

Education ver3.jpgDirected by Lone Scherfig

Screenplay by Nick Hornby, based up the book by Lynn Barber

Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Alred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper and Olivia Williams.

The year 2009 was the first year in something like six decades in which the Best Picture race saw more than five nominees – that year, the Academy expanded the field to 10.   Later, the rules were changed to allow for more than five nominees, but capped the number at ten, leading to years with only eight or nine nominees got in the race. Continue reading

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