In order to be considered a contender during awards season, a film must be widely acclaimed by film critics around the

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In order to be considered a contender during awards season, a film must be widely acclaimed by film critics around the time of its release. The Final Whistle, then, will not be a contender during awards season, as noted critic Benjamin Bourne has awarded the film his lowest rating of the year thus far.

Which of the following is a necessary assumption of the argument above?

A) No films other than The Final Whistle received similarly low ratings from critic Benjamin Bourne.
B) Benjamin Bourne’s film ratings do not always match the ratings of the majority of his peers.
C) No film has ever received Benjamin Bourne’s lowest rating while still remaining a contender during awards season.
D) Benjamin Bourne uses the same ratings system as does the majority of film critics.
E) Benjamin Bourne’s opinion of The Final Whistle was not dissimilar from other opinions of the film.



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