Down Year for Oscars Widens Field of Contenders

The 2006 awards year has been disappointing, with only one or two films becoming blockbusters. In Hollywood, advertising reps for both major trade publications are bemoaning the drop in studios' Oscar campaigning compared to past year; studios are cutting back their orders as each new contender opens and tanks.

But as in nature, Hollywood hates a vacuum: Movies that would normally not be considered Oscar-caliber are filling the awards gap with campaigns of their own.

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