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Next sunday sees the celebration of the 87th Annual Academy Awards ("Oscars"). This might be a chance to discuss the contenders for the Oscar for Best Picture of the year beforehand. So due to popular opinion we're starting a new weekly topic challenge. From 2015-02-16 00:00 UTC to 2015-02-23 01:00 UTC we encourage you to ask any kind of on-topic question on the main site about any of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture (in particular , , , , , , and ).

Once the challenge is over we'll tally the results and winners (by question votes) here. Also don't forget to suggest new topics for our next possible challenge. And you might also want to check out our live chat event during the actual ceremony.

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The challenge is over and the top-voted questions (with a score of 2 and 32/74 views respectively) were asked by Skal and Napoleon Wilson, which makes them the winners of this challenge:

1. Which book about encryption did Christopher give Alan when he was a child?

    Why did Riggan Thomson choose to end his play that way?

The other questions asked, in order of votes are (the numbers are the votes and views):

  1. In what way did Dmitri intend to insult M Gustave at the funeral? (1 / ~43)

    How does M. Gustave's poem relate to the "Boy with Apple"? (1 / ~49)

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