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12 Years a Slave is an American historical drama film directed by Steve McQueen and based on the autobiography ' Twelve Years a Slave ' (1853) by Solomon Northup.[3the film won an Oscar for Best Filmin 2014. The award was accepted by producer and actor Brad Pitt.

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1841. Solomon is a free man and lives with his family in New York. When his family out of town, he is kidnapped by two men. He is tied to the South brought and sold as a slave. Solomon claims to be a free man, but no one believes him. Treated as a slave for years Solomon is horrible.

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Actor Character Comments
Chiwetel Eaa Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps plantation-owner
Benedict Cumberbatch William Ford baptist preacher
Paul Dano John Tibeats
Paul Giamatti Theophilus Freeman
Brad Pitt Samuel Bass Canadian Carpenter
Alfre Woodard Harriet Shaw
Sarah Paulson Mary Epps wife of Edwin Epps
Lupita Nyong'o Patsey slave on the plantation Epps
Quvenzhané Wallis Margaret Northup daughter of Solomon Northup
Michael K. Williams Robert
Garret Dillahunt Armsby

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Screenwriter John Ridley and Director Steve McQueen had been around since 2008 the idea of a film about slavery in the United States to do. It was Steve McQueen's wife Bianca Rigter, the Dutch, which the autobiography ' Twelve Years a Slave "by Solomon Northup from 1853 las and its partner to film this story correctly, recommended[4][5][6][7][8Ridley wrote then, on the basis of this book the scenario. By Steve McQueen in August 2011 Eaa Chiwetel was attracted to the role of Solomon Northup and in October 2011 added Michael Fassbender joined the cast for the role of Edwin Epps. Filming took place in New Orleans (Louisiana) in the United States by June 2012 to mid-August 2012.

The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado on August 30, 2013. [9[10the film received many positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes (rating: 97%).[11]

It was re-released on november 11, 2013 Music from and Inspired by 12 Years a Slave released by Columbia Records. The album contains the original film music and music from artists inspired by the film. The album was produced by Hans Zimmerand John Legend . [12]

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Awards and nominations[Edit]Edit

year price category recipient (s)/nominated (n) rash
2013 Amsterdam Film Week[14] Audience Award Steve McQueen won
Britannia Awards British Artist of the Year Benedict Cumberbatch won
Gotham Awards Best film Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Arnon Milchan and smaller, Anthony Katagas Bill Pohlad said, won
Audience Award nomination
best actor Chiwetel Eaa nomination
Breakthrough Award Lupita Nyong'o nomination
Stockholm Film festival Best film (Bronze horse) Steve McQueen won
Best music Hans Zimmer won
Hampstons International Film Festival Breakthrough performer Lupita Nyong'o won
Hollywood Film Festival Hollywood Breakthrough Award Steve McQueen won
New Hollywood Award Lupita Nyong'o won
Toronto International film festival Audience Award Steve McQueen won
New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Steve McQueen won
Best film second place
Best actor Chiwetel Eaa second place
Best supporting actor Michael Fassbender second place
Best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o second place
Best screenplay John Ridley third place
2014 Palm Springs International Film festival Director of the year award Steve McQueen won
Golden Globe Awards Best motion picture-Drama won
Best Director Steve McQueen nomination
Best actor Chiwetel Eaa nomination
Best supporting actor Michael Fassbender nomination
Best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o nomination
Best screenplay John Ridley nomination
Best original film music Hans Zimmer nomination
Screen Actors Guild Awards Best female at role Lupita Nyong'o won
Best actor Chiwetel Eaa nomination
Best supporting actor Michael Fassbender nomination
Best cast nomination
Satellite Awards Best film won
Best Director Steve McQueen won
Best actor Chiwetel Eaa nomination
Best supporting actor Michael Fassbender nomination
Best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o nomination
Best screenplay John Ridley nomination
Best original film music Hans Zimmer nomination
Best cinematography Sean Bobbitt nomination
Best montage Joe Walker nomination
Best costume design Patricia Norris nomination
Academy Awards Best film won
Best Director Steve McQueen nomination
Best actor Chiwetel Eaa nomination
Best supporting actor Michael Fassbender nomination
Best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o won
Best montage Joe Walker nomination
Best costume design Patricia Norris nomination
Best Production design Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker nomination
Best adapted screenplay John Ridley won

The film also won other prizes. The film won a total of 155 prices and 153 nominations.

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