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4,316 Ratings

12 Years a Slave

Directed by Steve McQueen
United States, 2013


Based on a true account of the antebellum American South, a free black violinist in upstate New York named Solomon Northup is kidnapped and sold into slavery in this Best Picture Academy Award winner.

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12 Years a Slave Directed by Steve McQueen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2014 | 6 nominations including: Best Achievement in Directing

2014 | 3 wins including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

Toronto International Film Festival

2013 | Winner: People's Choice Award

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