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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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A tank veteran on Fury: 'Realistic, but it can't come close to war's full horror'

Oct 24 2014 10:03am CDT | Source: the guardian

Bill Betts, now 91, was a radio operator on Sherman tanks during the second world war. He talks about the memories reignited by Fury, which stars Brad Pitt as a Sherman tank commander leading his team through Germany in 1945This article contains m ...
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Oct 23 2014 11:13am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Zach Galifiankis' Between Two Ferns has truly become a pop culture comedy icon. Heck, the comic even scored a visit from President Obama.  But, his latest interview -- we think -- may just take the cake. Fury star Brad Pitt stops by to talk about his David Ayer World War II tank drama and things get personal... and really quickly.   Let's just say that Galifianakis stars by asking Pitt when he lost his virginity! ...
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Brad Pitt Squirms ‘Between Two Ferns’

Oct 23 2014 9:59am CDT | Source: Deadline

Brad Pitt, out promoting The Fury, is the latest celeb to suffer interviewer Zach Galifianakis in his Funny Or Die interview series Two Ferns. This series seems to have been borne out of that wonderful skit done by the late Chris Farley, where he interviewed the likes of Martin Scorsese and Paul McCartney on Saturday Night Live. That skit worked because he was such a self deprecating lovable bumbler–strangel ...
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Oct 21 2014 1:59pm CDT | Source: Collider

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Oct 21 2014 6:20am CDT | Source: Empire Online

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Pitt Honors Soldiers At BFI; BBC Takes To ‘London Spy’, ‘Passing Bells’ & More: Global Showbiz Briefs

Oct 21 2014 12:21am CDT | Source: Deadline

The BFI London Film Festival closed with a bang Sunday night as Brad Pitt, Shia Lebeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal hit town for the European premiere of David Ayer's WW2 drama Fury. Speaking to reporters, Pitt paid tribute to the sacrifices so many soldiers had made. "We all walked away absolutely enriched and for me, specifically, it was a real study in leadership, earning one's respect and being responsible for others. I walk away knowing I' ...
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11 Explosive Fury Quotes: Best Job I Ever Had!

Oct 20 2014 6:46pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Fury topped the box office and gave Brad Pitt another number one movie and also proved to be the biggest debut for the film’s director David Ayer. The World War II tank drama is a powerful piece of work and managed to give Pitt another set of great lines that people will be quoting for years to come. And Pitt wasn’t alone in the great quote department, he is joined by all of his co-stars including Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Shai LaBeouf and Logan Lerman. We culled a slew of ...
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Film Face-off: 'Fury' vs. 'Saving Private Ryan'

Oct 20 2014 5:36pm CDT | Source: movies.com

The musical group YMCA always felt war was good for absolutely nothing, but Hollywood believes otherwise. Countless (we didn't have time to count) movies have been made about the brave men and women who have served our country. This weekend we saw another World War II film hit the big screen, and hit it hard. Fury, directed by David Ayer, is the story of a group of tanker soldiers making a final push ...
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