10 Oscar Contender Long Shots: ‘Mud', ‘The Place Beyond the Pines', ‘Before Midnight’ (Photos)

Few of them are legitimate Best Picture contenders, but here are 10 movies whose creators could conceivably get tickets to the Dolby Theatre next March 2.

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"Before Midnight" Richard Linklater's third film about the couple who met in "Before Sunrise" and reunited in "Before Sunset" is a likely screenplay nominee, and perhaps the year’s clearest Best Picture contender.