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Can someone please explain these Oscar nominations for me?

The art direction for "Rain Man" (1988)
The editing for "The Competition" (1980)
The makeup for "Bicentennial Man" (1999)

Re: Can someone please explain these Oscar nominations for me?

Those are all minor categories and the nominations and winners always seem a little random.

Re: Can someone please explain these Oscar nominations for me?

Bicentennial Man wasn't the best movie but Robin Williams's makeup was impressive.
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