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On one hand, "12 Years a Slave" has had a great few weeks in the awards derby, leading at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice, and SAG Awards with the most nominations, cementing it as a major player at the Oscars. But is anyone else having a troubling feeling of deja vu? This is exactly what happened to "Lincoln" last year before "Argo" stole its thunder at the Oscars, winning Best Picture, while "Life of Pi's" Ang Lee upset Steven Spielberg for Best Director. "12 Years" and "Lincoln" are both about slavery, yes, but that's really the least of their similarities. Consider also: the films earned the exact same number of SAG nominations (four), Golden Globe nominations (seven), and Critics' Choice nominations (13). At each of those events, they earned nominations in the exact same categories -- even the baker's dozen at Critics' Choice match perfectly. Both films have »


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