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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. 
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...

Predictions for the Academy Awards: What’s your take?

Predictions for the Academy Awards: What's your take?
February 27, 2014

This will be a year to remember in film history, but nothing nominated for an Academy Award this year is likely to be as memorable or influential as “Citizen Kane,” the 1941 film that many critics...

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

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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...

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