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Oscars 2014: Gravity dominate awards as '12 Years a Slave' takes best film


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Oscars 2014: Gravity dominate awards as '12 Years a Slave' takes best film

The film ’12 Years a Slave’ has won best picture at this year’s Academy Awards.

In all, the historical drama took three Oscars.

British director Steve McQueen dedicated the award to all those who had suffered slavery: “I dedicate this award to all people who have endured slavery. And the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you.”

Space thriller ‘Gravity’, however, dominated the evening with Alfonso Cuaron taking best director for the film.

In total, ‘Gravity’ won seven Oscars, including best visual effects, cinematography and original score.

The best foreign language film went to ‘The Great Beauty’.

The Italian film centres on an aging writer’s reflections on life and his search for meaning among Rome’s idle rich.

Elsewhere, the best actress Oscar went to Cate Blanchett for her role in ‘Blue Jasmine’, while Matthew McConaughey took best actor for the’ Dallas Buyers Club’.

  • The crew and the cast of the movie “12 years Slave” winning the Oscar for Best Picture

    Photo Reuters

  • "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen wins Best Picture Award

    Photo:Reuters

  • Ellen Degeneres takes the stage to host the show at the start of the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood

    Photo: Reuters

  • Best Picture Award to “12 years Slave”

    Photo: Reuters

  • Singer Pharrell Williams performs at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood

    Photo: Reuters

  • Actress Cate Blanchett - Oscar for Best Actress for the film "Blue Jasmine"

    Photo:Anadolu

  • Actor Jared Leto – Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club"

    Photo: Reutes

  • Actor Matthew McConaughey - Oscar for Best Actor in the film "Dallas Buyers Club"

    Photo:Anadolu

  • Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto pose with their Oscars at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood

    Photo:Anadolu

  • 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood – Opening ceremony

    Photo: Anadolu

  • Host Ellen Degeneres

    Photo: Anadolu

  • Actor Matthew McConaughey - Oscar for Best Actor in the film "Dallas Buyers Club"

    Photo: Anadolu

  • Host Ellen Degeneres takes a group picture at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood

    Photo: Reuters

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