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A Geek's Guide To The 2014 Oscars

IT types have always liked certain types of movies: Fantasies, space films, and any flicks that prominently feature technology are always high on the to-see list. The upcoming Academy Awards offer techies no shortage of opportunities to root for the kinds of films they love, as well as the technologies that make them possible. With that in mind, we've gone through the Oscar lineup to identify what are likely to be some of the most geek-friendly moments of this year's awards ceremony.
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It's not every year that geeks have Best Picture nominees they can really get behind. In fact, it could be argued that the only geek favorite that's ever claimed the top prize was 2003's "The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King." This year, there are two nominees of interest to techies everywhere: "Gravity" and "Her." While "Gravity" is a feast for the eyes and one of the odds-on favorites, true geeks should take a stand against the liberties that film took with the laws of space and instead pull for underdog "Her," the near-future tale of a man who falls in love with a personalized operating system that connects with him like no real woman ever could.

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