EXCLUSIVE: As Oscar voting begins today a lot of campaigns are moving into their final phase. American Hustle, which is generally considered to be one of three front runners for Best Picture along with 12 Years A Slave and Gravity, has decided to take its message directly to television with a half-hour special on the Los Angeles CBS affiliate at 7:30 PM on Monday, President’s Day following Entertainment Tonight. That’s significant because these almost-primetime specials are a favorite in presidential politics too. Gravity is doing the same thing tonight on KCBS. This special, American Hustle: The Art And Soul Of Survival, takes a deeper look into the creative process of writer-director David O. Russell and the film, which earned 10 Oscar nominations and the same number at this weekend’s BAFTA awards. Here’s an exclusive look at the program which you can watch here so you don’t have to miss Wheel Of Fortune which airs opposite it.
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