12 Years a Slave Wins the 2014 Best Picture Oscar!

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave and Gravity were the two frontrunners for Best Picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

And the winner is… 12 Years a Slave! After a talent-packed awards season, the film industry's finest came out to celebrate at the 86 annual Academy Awards. 12 Years a Slave took home the night's biggest prize — Best Picture — in addition to two other Oscars. 

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Beating out fellow critically acclaimed nominees Gravity, American Hustle, Nebraska, Captain Phillips, Philomena, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Her, 12 Years a Slave tells the story of free man Solomon Northup who was enslaved for 12 years. 

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The film also won Oscars for Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong'o and Best Adapted Screenplay. Gravity was by far the biggest winner of the night with seven Oscars. 

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