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Golden Globes: ’12 Years A Slave’ Takes Home Top Honor

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Steven McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won top honor at Sunday night’s Golden Globes for it’s brilliant adaptation of the 1853 memoir by, Solomon Northup.

The historical drama, which was nominated for 7 awards, only walked away with one award … The biggest honor of the night of the night, “Best Film Drama.” As the team accepted the award, director McQueen revealed that he was more than shocked by the win. “I’m going to forget someone,” he told the audience. “I’m so sorry. I wasn’t expecting this.” McQueen then went on to thank his cast for their incredible work in the film.

Backstage in the press room, the film’s star, Chiwetel Ejiofor expressed how the film impacted his own life.  “It was always a story about human respect and human dignity and what those things really mean,” he said. “It’s had a huge impact on me, on my life, just telling the story and learning about the story.”

 

 

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