Oscars offer a best picture field rife with upbeat messages

Films nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Award have a uniting theme: upbeat messages.

This undated publicity file image released by The Weinstein Company shows, from left, Christoph Waltz as Schultz and Jamie Foxx as Django in the film “Django Unchained,” directed by Quentin Tarantino. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Cooper, SMPSP, File)

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