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12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

Mar 3 2014, 2:13am CST | by

'12 Years a Slave' was named Best Picture at the Oscars. The film - based on the real life account by Solomon Northup, a free man who was sold into slavery in 1841 - took home the most coveted prize...

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12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

Mar 3 2014, 2:13am CST | by

'12 Years a Slave' was named Best Picture at the Oscars.

The film - based on the real life account by Solomon Northup, a free man who was sold into slavery in 1841 - took home the most coveted prize of the night, and was accepted by an ecstatic cast and crew including director Steve McQueen, producer and actor Brad Pitt, and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o.

Brad started the acceptance speeches, saying: ''Thank you for this incredible honour bestowed upon our film tonight. I know I speak for everyone behind me when I say it has been an absolute privilege to work on Solomon's story. We all get to stand up here tonight because of one man who brought us here to tell that story, and that is the indomitable Mr. Steve McQueen.''

Steve then took to the podium to give his thanks, reading out a list of collaborators.

He added: ''I'd like to thank this amazing historian, Sue Aitken, who gave her life to preserving Solomon's book.

''And I'd like to thank my partner Bianca ... My mother, my mum's up there, and my children, Alex and Dexter, and my father.

''Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup. I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.''

'12 Years a Slave' also took home two further prizes at the Academy Awards, with Luptia winning Best Supporting Actress and John Ridley winning Best Adapted Screenplay.

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20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Resurrected? Disney Eyeing Potential Early 2015 Production Start for Remake

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One of the most promising projects of the past decade may have new life, though whether it still resembles its former iteration is unclear.  Filmmaker David Fincher had been developing a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Disney for years, and it finally looked like he was ready to tackle the project after the back-to-back productions The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  He worked hard to make the film ha ...
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The mystery of Brad Pitt’s “Fury” — or at least where it will first be seen — became a clearer Thursday. A little. Sort of. ...
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Aug 14 2014 6:50am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Leicester Square prepares for Shermination on October 19David Ayer’s study of grizzled men in metal, Fury, is the official pick to close this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The Training Day man’s old-school war flick will be pulling down the curtain on the 58th LFF in a blaze of exploding shells, Wehrmacht panzers and hipster 1944 haircuts on October 19.Patrolling the red carpet will be Ayer and his star, Brad Pitt, a suitabl ...
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David Ayer's Fury To Close The London Film Festival

Aug 14 2014 6:34am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Leicester Square prepares for Shermination on October 19David Ayer’s study of grizzled men in metal, Fury, is the official pick to close this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The Training Day man’s old-school war flick will be pulling down the curtain on the 58th LFF in a blaze of exploding shells, Wehrmacht panzers and hipster 1944 haircuts on October 19.Patrolling the red carpet will be Ayer and his star, Brad Pitt, a suitably starry presence to bring the film fe ...
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Aug 12 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Collider

Sony Pictures has shifted the Fury release date for director David Ayer’s (End of Watch) World War II tank drama up nearly a month from its original release date of November 14th to October 17th, which could signal a strong awards play for the promising film.  Brad Pitt leads the original story of a tank crew battling a desperate Nazi army in the last days of World War II, and the film’s first trailer make ...
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40 Rare Superstar Audition Tapes: Brad Pitt & Robert Downey Jr. Try Backdraft?

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Auditioning for anything as an actor or actress is the most  grueling and emotionally tough thing you can go through. But, sometimes, it's totally worth it and great things happen.  Prank Media has compiled a video compilation of 40 of our biggest stars before they were famous, as they were trying to make it like millions of performers before them. Would you believe that both Robert Downey Jr. and Brad Pitt auditioned for Ron Howard's B ...
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This weekend, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is opening strong with a possible $65M+ three-day haul … and a B CinemaScore while The Hundred-Foot Journey is opening in fourth place .. but with an A CinemaScore from its core audience. If you look at the breakdowns — and this was not provided to Deadline by CinemaScore — Turtles garnered an A from those under 18 and a C+ from the 25-to-35 year olds who grew up watchin ...
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Anne Rice Vampire Movies Coming From Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci

Aug 7 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

It’s been 20 years since Neil Jordan’s film version of Interview With the Vampire saw Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt sucking blood, and now Universal is getting back into monsters in a big way. Not only are Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan spearheading a relaunch of the old Universal Monsters line, beginning with a new Mummy movie, the studio has snapped up rights to all of Anne Rice‘s Vampire Chronicles books. So the whole 13-book series starting with Interview With the Vampire and ending with the fo ...
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