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Oscars 2014: “12 Years A Slave” Wins Best Picture

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Director Steve McQueen (3R) accepts the Best Picture award for '12 Years a Slave' with actors Sarah Paulson, Kelsey Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, producer Dede Gardner, producer Jeremy Kleiner, screenwriter John Ridley, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, producer Bianca Stigter, actress Adepero Oduye, producers Anthony Katagas, Arnon Milchan, and Brad Pitt onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 02: Director Steve McQueen (3R) accepts the Best Picture award for ’12 Years a Slave’ with actors Sarah Paulson, Kelsey Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, producer Dede Gardner, producer Jeremy Kleiner, screenwriter John Ridley, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, producer Bianca Stigter, actress Adepero Oduye, producers Anthony Katagas, Arnon Milchan, and Brad Pitt onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“12 Years a Slave” won the Oscar for best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards, while the 3D space spectacle “Gravity” triumphed as the night’s top award-winner.

Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry’s long omission of slavery stories and years of whiter tales like 1940 best-picture winner “Gone With the Wind.”

For the complete list of winners and a wrap-up of Hollywood’s biggest night, click here.

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