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The Real Groundbreaking Thing About Hurt Locker’s Win

L.A. Weekly's Karina Longworth nails what the victory means for future awards battles in her Oscar wrap-up: "The truly groundbreaking thing about Hurt Locker's win is the fact that it happened without the help of a savvy, Slumdog Millionaire–esque, drown-out-the-competition marketing campaign paid for by a distributor." Indeed, The Hurt Locker's awards hopes were once so dim that it lost both the Independent Spirit Award nominations it received ... last year. [LA Weekly]