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12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture at the Oscars

The drama 12 Years a Slave has won the Oscar for Best Picture. The Academy Awards ceremony took place on Sunday. 

The win of 12 Years a Slave actually is quite impressive, making this the first movie from a black director to win this high honor in the history of the Oscars.

The ceremony celebrated its 86th edition in 2014. 

After all, 12 Years a Slave was expected to win this award and get the highest honor at the Academy Awards ceremony of this year.

The director of the movie is Steve McQueen. The movie also received the Oscar for best supporting actress, award that Lupita Nyong’o got, as well as best adapted screenplay. The movie is based on the memoir of Solomon Northup. 

However, even though 12 Years a Slave won the highest honor, Gravity was the big winner of the night, receiving most awards. The thriller directed by Alfonso Cuaron received no less than 7 awards. Best director is one of these awards, one that Alfonso Cuaron received for his great work at the movie. The movie stars Sandra Bullock in the role of an astronaut who gets lost in space and is struggling to survive.  

A surprise of the night was Dallas Buyers Club, the small budget movie winning 3 Oscars. One of them was won by Matthew McConaughey, who achieved quite an impressive performance in the role of an AIDS patient struggling to survive by his own means. The actor lost 50 pounds for this role. 

Jared Leto won best supporting actor for his part in Dallas Buyers Club, the star playing the role of McConaughey’s character’s business partner, a transgender woman named Rayon. 

Cate Blanchet won best actress for her role in Blue Jasmin, an award that the actress surely deserved for her impressive and highly acclaimed performance in the movie directed by Woody Allen. In this category, Cate managed to beat out Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, Judi Dench and Meryl Streep. Frozen won best animated movie. 

The biggest losers of the night were American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street, both movies receiving no awards despite the great number of nominations.

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