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Little Miss Hits Oscar Race Running

Fox Searchlight's little indie that could, the critically revered Little Miss Sunshine, now is hoping to work its magic on voters for the Oscars and Golden Globes. The summer crowd-pleaser became the first film to officially throw its hat into the awards-season ring when it sent out screeners to the 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and Hollywood Foreign Press last week. Namely, Fox is hoping to buck tradition by scoring a nod in the Oscars' typically comedy-unfriendly best picture category. Let's hope this effort doesn't stall like that damn VW bus.

Matt Mitovich

Fox Searchlight's little indie that could, the critically revered Little Miss Sunshine, now is hoping to work its magic on voters for the Oscars and Golden Globes. The summer crowd-pleaser became the first film to officially throw its hat into the awards-season ring when it sent out screeners to the 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and Hollywood Foreign Press last week. Namely, Fox is hoping to buck tradition by scoring a nod in the Oscars' typically comedy-unfriendly best picture category. Let's hope this effort doesn't stall like that damn VW bus.