‘12 Years A Slave’ Wins Best Picture

12 years a slave wins best picture

I knew right after watching ’12 Years A Slave’ when it first came out in theaters that it would win many awards because director Steve McQueen delivered the best depiction of American slavery that has ever been filmed. He kept it “100.”

Well last night at the 86th Academy Awards the story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, was named best picture, best supporting went to the phenomenal young actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and best adapted screenplay (John Ridley).

Brad Pitt, accepted on behalf of the film as one of the film’s producers then he passed the mic over to its director, Steve McQueen who was so excited that he could barely speak.

“Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup,” McQueen said.

He also added, “This is for all the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still endure slavery today.”

Congrats to all of the individuals that was involved in making such real movie! If you have yet to see it, do yourself and family a favor and check it out!

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