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Audience and academy move further apart

This year's Oscars show fresh signs that Hollywood movie awards have become hopelessly detached from moviegoers

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Birdman (above) - named Best Picture - collected US$11m in ticket sales between the time it was nominated and Sunday; American Sniper took in US$317m over the same period. But American Sniper - one of eight best picture nominees and with six nominations overall - went home with nothing but a sound-editing statuette.

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Birdman - named Best Picture - collected US$11m in ticket sales between the time it was nominated and Sunday; American Sniper (above) took in US$317m over the same period. But American Sniper - one of eight best picture nominees and with six nominations overall - went home with nothing but a sound-editing statuette.

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IN the end, it was the audience that got snubbed.

Following the best picture win on Sunday night by Birdman - a brainy film seen by fewer than 5 million ticket buyers in North America - the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences woke on Monday to soft television...

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