This year's nominations are more diverse than ever and come from surprising sources.
The year's Academy Award contenders are the most ethnically diverse in its 89-year history.
PLUS: The NZ haul.
The 2015 blockbuster productions from Hollywood are arriving early as supply exceeds demand.
The public no longer flocks to see the year's best films.
Total takings have reached $US723 million, making it the second biggest film of 2014 after Guardians of the Galaxy.
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