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  1. 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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  2. '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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  3. '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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The Descendants of '12 Years a Slave's' Solomon Northup

    1:02 pm 2/25/2014

    The descendants of Solomon Northup share what it means to be related to the African American who was kidnapped by slave traders in 1841. "Watching the movie so many times I feel like Chiwetel (Ejifor) is my grandfather Solomon Northup," says Evelyn Jackson (3rd great granddaughter). The family members get a surprise visit at THR photoshoot from Oscar nominated director Steve McQueen. Read more

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  9. Solomon Northup Descendants Meet Steve McQueen in Los Angeles

    12:50 pm 2/25/2014

    "12 Years a Slave's" Oscar-nominated director, Steve McQueen, surprises the descendants of Northup during a photo shoot with THR, earning applause and hugs from the family members. Read more

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