The Oscar Nominations are out for this year and, as in all years that have preceded it, this one offers no surprises. It's a relatively unknown fact, but there is a very specific formula for making an Oscar nominated film -- so specific, in fact, we've made a flow chart that plots in out in detail. There are exceptions to the rules of course, but they're few and far between, unless your last name happens to be Coen, and you have a brother, in which case you can do whatever you want.
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