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<b>The shelf life of best picture</b>: As the debate over <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005" title="Academy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/academy-awards-EVHST000005.topic">the Oscars</a>' marquee honor mercifully draws to a close, remember that today’s big winner is often tomorrow's trivia answer, followed by "Wait, <i>that</i> actually won?" It may seem hard to imagine a collective forehead-slap coming out of a win by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV0010958" title="127 Hours (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/127-hours-%28movie%29-ENMV0010958.topic">"127 Hours,"</a> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV00000819" title="The Social Network (movie) " href="/topic/entertainment/movies/the-social-network-%28movie%29--ENMV00000819.topic">"The Social Network"</a> or "The King’s Speech," but only time will tell whether the academy really honored the year's best film or just another "Out of Africa."

( Merrick Morton )

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The shelf life of best picture: As the debate over the Oscars' marquee honor mercifully draws to a close, remember that today’s big winner is often tomorrow's trivia answer, followed by "Wait, that actually won?" It may seem hard to imagine a collective forehead-slap coming out of a win by "127 Hours," "The Social Network" or "The King’s Speech," but only time will tell whether the academy really honored the year's best film or just another "Out of Africa."

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