'12 Years a Slave'

PICTURE: With so many choices, it feels like a year when picture and director will split. It's time for the pendulum to swing back toward serious fare. SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong'o. She's deserving, and many will feel it's a bit soon to reward Jennifer Lawrence again. ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: "12 Years a Slave," John Ridley. A landing spot for academy members not voting for "Slave" for best picture or director.
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