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Predicting Which Best Picture Nominee Will Win the Oscar Based on Movie Titles

By Michael Arbeiter, Hollywood Staff

The Oscar nominations came out on Thursday morning, and as of now, it's anybody's race. Some say 12 Years a Slave has it in the bag, while others think American Hustle will snatch the Best Picture trophy. There's no one way to know for sure - does the Academy weigh emotional impact? Flashy performances? The film's lasting message?

How about titles? Yes, you can tell a lot about a film by its title, and about its Oscar chances, too. We've compiled some handy data about each Best Picture nominee's title and what it says about the film's chances come time to hand out the awards.

AMERICAN HUSTLE

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