12 Years A Slave
“‘Slave’ becomes master” blared the Breeze headline.
Historical drama 12 Years A Slave claimed three coveted awards, including Best Picture, at the 2014 Oscars, but the force of Gravity also proved to be unstoppable as the sci-fi thriller won seven of the 10 Academy Awards for which is was nominated.
Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry’s long omission of slavery stories.
“12 Years a Slave” rolled at the Spirit Awards, winning five awards including best feature at the annual independent film celebration.
Kevin Hart won as entertainer of the year.
A precursor to the Oscars?
For the past six years, every feature film chosen by the Producers Guild of America for its top honor has gone on to win the best-picture prize at the Academy Awards.
A big night for “Dallas Buyer’s Club” and “Breaking Bad.”
“Gravity” and “American Hustle” lead the Academy Award nominations Thursday morning with 10 nominations each.
The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday announced “Inside Llewyn Davis” was their pick as Best Picture of 2013.
Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” and David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” lead the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominees with 13 bids each.
The race to Oscar has officially begun, as “12 Years a Slave” was nominated for seven Spirit Awards.