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    2009 Listmania: Ten Movies That Aren’t Going to Win Best Picture

    By kyle | December 8, 2009

    The Lovely Bones
    A Serious Man
    The Road
    The Last Station
    The Messenger
    The Informant
    Bright Star
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

    Topics: Movies, Oscars | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “2009 Listmania: Ten Movies That Aren’t Going to Win Best Picture”

    1. Robert P. Says:
      December 8th, 2009 at 1:32 pm


      Who are your Best Picture favorites right now?

      Inglourious Basterds? Up in the Air?

      If you had to list in order the top 3 most likely winners, which would you say?

    2. JohnFNWayne Says:
      December 8th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

      Does that mean Transformers 2 and G.I. Joe are even money?