Alex Zalben,

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We investigate why ’12 Years a Slave’ director Steve McQueen wasn’t talking to writer John Ridley at the Oscars.

’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead the pack with the most nominations for this year’s Academy Awards.

Tami Katzoff,

Critics are raving about the true story of a journey from freedom to slavery and back again.