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  1. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 4

    4:19 pm 2/27/2014

    A member of the Academy's PR branch tells THR: "Hustle" looks like it reused "all the sets from 'Boogie Nights,'" best actress should've been given out in July and the only thing that could've made Leto a safer bet is if Rayon was also Jewish.Read more

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  2. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 3

    4:18 pm 2/27/2014

    A member of the Academy's executives branch talks THR's Scott Feinberg through his picks: "Gravity" is "spiritual," I'm voting for "the 'Captain Phillips' guy" and "Dallas Buyers" makeup succeeds in making stars "look like they're really dying!"Read more

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  3. 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Premiere: Wes Anderson's Regulars Reunite at Lincoln Center

    10:05 pm 2/26/2014

    Plus, Jeff Goldblum talks about his involvement with a possible "Independence Day" sequel and Fox Searchlight head Steve Gilula shares his thoughts going into the Oscars, where the specialty division's "12 Years a Slave" is up for nine awards.Read more

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  4. OscarLytics, Part III: Math Predicts 'Gravity' Wins in Technical Categories

    1:29 pm 2/26/2014

    Best production design remains a virtual toss up, with "The Great Gatsby," "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "Gravity" all vying for the win.Read more

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  5. '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' to Compete for Irish Academy Award

    11:18 am 2/26/2014

    Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Douglas will be among the stars competing for honors in the international acting categories. Read more

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  6. '12 Years a Slave' Director Surprises Solomon Northup's Descendants During Emotional Photo Shoot (Video)

    8:45 am 2/26/2014

    Steve McQueen embraced relatives of the man who inspired his Oscar contender, with a 3rd great-granddaughter saying during the THR shoot: "The movie brought out more love than hatred." Read more

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  7. Solomon Northup Descendant on Watching '12 Years a Slave': 'It Felt Like It Was Me' (Video)

    8:45 am 2/26/2014

    Relatives of the author meet in Washington, D.C., and tell THR the Oscar-nominated drama was difficult to get through; says one third great-granddaughter: "It's not just my family's history. It's the American story."Read more

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  8. Solomon Northup Descendants Reunite: '12 Years a Slave' Hero was 'Somebody Great' (Video)

    8:45 am 2/26/2014

    Relatives of the author say the Oscar-nominated film takes Northup's legacy to the next level; remarks one: "Everyone knows who Steve McQueen is. And Brad Pitt."Read more

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  9. Solomon Northup Descendents: Rochester, New York

    2:37 pm 2/25/2014

    THR gathers the descendants of Solomon Northup for a photo shoot in Rochester, New York. "Proud, very proud that we had someone very great in our family," says Elaine Cooper Johnson (2nd great niece). Read more

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  10. FEINBERG FORECAST: Scott's Final Picks for Who Will Win at Sunday's Oscars (Analysis)

    2:36 pm 2/25/2014

    THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg, who predicted a field-leading 21 of the 24 Oscar winners last year, offers his final projections for all of this year's races.Read more

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