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Video: Kenneth Turan and John Horn on the Oscar best picture nominees

February 2, 2010 | 12:00 pm

By now, you know which films are up for best picture at the Academy Awards -- "Avatar," "The Hurt Locker," etc., etc. But did expanding the category from five to 10 nominees this year make a tangible difference -- say, in the nomination of films such as "The Blind Side" and "Up"? And what does former British prime minister Neville Chamberlain have to do with it all?

Find out the answers in the above video with Times film critic Kenneth Turan and writer John Horn, taken at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. 

More videos to come.

— Scott Sandell

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