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Will early buzz for 'A Star Is Born' help the movie shine at Oscars?

(CNN)Between the glowing early critical reception for Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" and the cast's endearing and emotional press rounds on the film festival circuit, a narrative primed for Oscars glory is already being written. Variety called the film starring Lady Gaga in her first big-screen role "luminous" and "a total emotional knockout." Time said it was "a terrific melodrama for the modern age." The Hollywood Reporter declared it "a durable tale of romance, heady fame and crushing tragedy, retold for a new generation with heart and grit." As the cast has made its initial press rounds -- first at the Venice Film Festival, then the Toronto International Film Festival -- they painted themselves as a family, trading accolades and pra ...