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For two years in a row this country's film-lovers have been treated to the rare spectacle of Lebanese directors vying for Oscars.Last year Lebanon had its first brush with the Oscars when Ziad Doueiri's fourth feature, "The Insult," was nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar.That said, the bookmakers have determined that not all pre-Oscar prizes are equally reliable in tracking Oscar success.Smaller awards ceremonies staged in the weeks preceding the Academy Awards (the SAG awards, etc). Among film festivals, juried prizes like Cannes Palme d'Or are less likely to come up during awards season than the Toronto film festival's People's Choice Award.It suggested that if Alphonso Cuaron's film won the Best Picture prize, then it would greatly open the field for Best Foreign Language Oscar.With a bushel of Oscar nominations under his belt and two trophies for "Gravity" in 2014, he said no one else would produce his film.
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