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Thursday, February 6, 2014
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New Billboard Urges Oscar Voters to Consider ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ — ‘Because It’s Awesome’


By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

The best picture Oscar race is a three-horse race between 12 Years a Slave,American Hustle and Gravity, and the best actor race has already been won byDallas Buyers Club‘s Matthew McConaughey, right? Don’t tell that to Paramount Pictures, the studio behind Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, which has decided to make a major play for wins in the best picture and best actor categories — not least of all by putting up four massive billboards around Hollywood on Tuesday as part of an effort to remind voters how much they liked the film and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s performance.

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