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Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins
Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday, making it the favorite to win best picture — a distinction that lasted all of 24 hours until the Producers Guild of America gave "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" top honors in an unprecedented tie Sunday night. (We're still trying to fathom the odds on the exact same number of voters — in a group numbering nearly 6,000 — placing "12 Years" above...