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Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture as Full Winners Are Revealed

March 3, 2014 (5:22 am) GMT
'Gravity' takes home a total of seven gongs, while 'American Hustle' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' get none at the Academy Awards.
Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture as Full Winners Are Revealed

The 2014 Academy Awards closed out Sunday night, March 2 with the announcement of Best Picture winner. The top prize was handed by to "". It's the third win for the movie, following 's Best Supporting Actress victory and John Ridley's Best Adapted Screenplay triumph.

The historical slavery drama directed by Steve McQueen won the most coveted Oscar award after facing a stiff competition against "", "", "", "", "", "", "", and "".

"I know I speak for everyone standing behind me when I say that it's been an absolute privilege to work on Solomon's story," said producer who also had a role in the movie. "Thanks to the indomitable Mr. Steve McQueen."

The director himself said, "Thanks so much to the Academy. To my wonderful cast and crew -- Brad Pitt, without whom this film would never have been made. I'd like to thank my mother for her hard-headedness. Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to life. I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today."

Meanwhile, leading the whole pack was "". The 3D movie starring and bagged a total of seven prizes including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron and swept almost all the technical awards like Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

Best Actor and Supporting Actor went to "" duo and , while Best Actress was handed out to "" star . Spike Jonze's "" script was named Best Original Screenplay, Disney's "" collected Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, while "" won Best Costume and Production Design.

Despite leading the nominations with 10 nods like "Gravity", David O. Russell's take on true-story FBI operation "American Hustle" failed to take home any award. "The Wolf of Wall Street" came home empty-handed as well.




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