publication date: Friday, January 31, 2014 (part of Winter 2014)

category: Humanitarianism

clue: His last name was where he spent a long time wanting to go.

explanation: Northup's years trying to get back "up north" to New York after being kidnapped and sold into slavery inspired the film 12 Years a Slave. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Aaron Shurtleff

It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated: 2013 was a great year for movies, and that's reflected in the impressive array of titles nominated for Academy Awards. These five goos are the real historical figures depicted in some of the nominated films. If you can guess all five, try your hand at Predict the Oscars to win a prize.

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