Kim and John discuss the upcoming Academy Awards which will take place this Sunday, March 2. They say that this is the most unpredictable Oscar race for Best Picture in recent years. All three front runners -- 12 Years A Slave, Gravity and American Hustle -- have done a good amount of business and all have picked up awards from guilds and other awards bodies in the months leading up to now. In other news, while Sandra Bullock is not a likely winner for Best Actress she has won big on Gravity. The Hollywood Reporter came out with an article this week saying that her take of the grosses on that film is $70 million.
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