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

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

By Ryan Weber and Karyna Rodriguez

March 3, 2014


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"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 ...

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

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

February 27, 2014


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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 dub “the greatest film of all time.” Both “Gravity” and “American Hustle” walked out of nom...

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

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

By Susan King and Rene Lynch

January 16, 2014


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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 ...