Thursday, December 18, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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It’s time, once again, to handicap the Oscars

Consider the irony: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Music Branch finally comes to its senses, once again granting us five Best Song nominees, and it’s wasted effort … because this year’s obvious winner will blow all the others outta the water.

The 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony, to be broadcast at 4 p.m. next Sunday, arrives with the usual controversy and cool factoids. Political chest-thumping obviously cost Kathryn Bigelow her director’s nomination for “Zero Dark Thirty,” and that’s a shame. But how could Ben Affleck also have been …