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This makes the it the first time a film directed by a Black director has won Best Picture in the Academy's 86 year history.
Period drama 12 Years a Slave has won an Academy Award for Best Picture.
The movie—based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free Black man abducted and sold into slavery—also took home Oscars for Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Best Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley).
This makes it the first time a film by a Black director (Steve McQueen) has won Best Picture in the Academy’s 86-year history.
Congrats to the cast and crew of 12 Years a Slave on their big win.
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