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'Les Miserables,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' enter Oscar race
With high-profile Oscar contenders "Les Miserables" and "Zero Dark Thirty" screening for the first time for guild and academy members this weekend, a measure of clarity was expected to enter this year's best picture race. That happened, yes, but if you were among those who caught the two highly anticipated films over the Thanksgiving break, you probably woke up Monday morning suffering from a severe case of tonal whiplash.
By Glenn Whipp
November 26, 2012