Best Picture Oscar Goes to '12 Years A Slave' at Annual Academy Awards
Steve McQueen's drama "12 Years a Slave" was named Best Picture at the 2014 Oscars. The film, which was first showed at the Telluride Film Festival, is based on Solomon Northup, a man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. Mcqueen, 44, made history by becoming the first black man to win an Oscar in the Best Picture category.The film also won awards for Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o), Best Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley) and was produced by Brad Pitt. Mcqueen dedicated the Oscar to all of the people who suffered in slavery.
By Jordan Moses
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