10 takeaways on the 95th Oscar nominations: Some possible firsts?

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Chicago Tribune

James Cameron remembers what it was like to have the most-nominated film of its year. He made “Titanic,” you know. He also made the first “Avatar,” which tied in 2010′s Oscar nomination field with “The Hurt Locker,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow, one of his ex-wives, and which went on to win best picture. But this year is not like those years. It’s a foolish stretch to say Hollywood has changed greatly. Enough talent of color, and talent not male, was overlooked in the 95th Academy Awards nominations to get millions of heads shaking, especially over the directorial picks. But it is changing, a b…

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