Comedy Has Its Golden Moment
Formidable dramas also are set to battle at the only contest that doesn't pit funny against the serious.
This year's field of best musical or comedy contenders -- 50/50, The Artist, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, My Week With Marilyn -- is as deep as any in recent years. Completely devoid of clunkers to fill out the category or to attract big names (think: Burlesque and The Tourist), it features five truly original stories that span the spectrum of comedy, several of which could wind up as nominees at the Oscars as well.
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