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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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Can Older Academy Members Handle Martin Scorsese’s ‘Wolf of Wall Street’? (Analysis)


By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

This year’s big new Christmas Day release will be Paramount’s Oscar hopeful The Wolf of Wall Street, the highly-anticipated adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir about his time as a debaucherous Wall Street conman, which marks the fifth collaboration between legendary director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. It will be interesting to see how the general public responds to the raunchy film — and, to me, even more interesting to see how the Academy reacts to it, something we will learn when Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 16.

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