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’12 Years a Slave’ wins for best picture, ‘Gravity’ pulls in 7 Oscars

A view of an Oscar statue outside the 84th Annual Academy Awards show at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, February 26, 2012. 

By Ryan Weber and Karyna Rodriguez

March 3, 2014

"12 Years a Slave" took home the big prize at the end of the 86th Academy Awards, and "Gravity" won seven of the 10 Oscars for which it was nominated.  Both "Gravity" and "American Hustle" were nominated for 10 Academy Awards, but "American Hustle" took home none. "12 Years a Slave" was nominated for ...

‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ fortify front-runner status with 10 Oscar nominations

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By Susan King and Rene Lynch

January 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — "American Hustle" and "Gravity" dominated the Academy Award nominations Thursday morning, earning 10 nominations apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" followed with nine nominations. All three earned nominations for best picture and best director. The top nominees — a con-man comedy, a lost-in-space ...