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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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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 respo ...
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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, ...
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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 into enemy territory.  So, do these men have what it takes to ...
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Brad Pitt's 'Fury' opens at No. 1

Oct 20 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: cnn

Brad Pitt triumphed over Ben Affleck at the box office this weekend as "Fury" ousted "Gone Girl" from its two-week ride as the nation's No. 1 mo ...
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Shia LaBeouf: I act up so acting is easier

Oct 20 2014 7:28am CDT | Source: the guardian

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London Film Festival 2014: Fury Gala

Oct 20 2014 6:29am CDT | Source: Empire Online

The LFF closes with several bangsThe BFI London Film Festival 2014 came to a close last night with a star-studded gala premiere for David Ayer’s visceral World War II movie Fury, starring Brad Pitt. Fury follows military leader Wardaddy (Pitt) as he commands an American tank crew through Nazi Germany in the final months of the conflict. When one of his crew dies, Wardaddy is lumbered with trigger-shy Private Ellison (Logan L ...
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London Film Fest: ‘Fury’ Closes; ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Leviathan’ Are Big Winners

Oct 19 2014 11:46pm CDT | Source: Indie Wire

The film’s stars -- Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs and Ayers – walked the red carpet in Leicester Square but skipped out on the after-party ...
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Friday Report: 'Fury' Rolls in to First Place on Friday

Oct 18 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/data/rss.php?file=topstories.xml

On a somewhat quiet day at the box office, Brad Pitt's Fury easily took first place with $8.8 million.That debut is a bit higher than last October's Captain Phillips ($8.5 million), and also noticeably better than The Monuments Men ($6.9 million). Still, it's way off from recent R-rated hits The Equalizer ($12.5 million) and Gone Girl ($13.2 million). For the weekend, Fury is on track to earn $24 to $27 million.Entering its third weekend, Gone Girl eased 32 percent to an estima ...
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