In the United Kingdom, the historical drama was nominated 12 years a slave For Best Picture when the BAFTA Awards were handed out on Sunday night. The film is one of the first films nominated for Oscars in March.
12 years a slaveunder the care of Steve McQueen And with a Hollywood star Brad Pitt As one of the producers, he received the Best Award during the BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards) ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London.
The film is based on true events. It’s about to Solomon Northup, an African man who was kidnapped and sold in 1841 as a slave to the United States. The main role in the film is played by Chiwetel EjioforWho won the Best Actor award.
In his acceptance speech, McQueen noted that slavery did not disappear. Today there are 21 million slaves in the world.
The BAFTA Awards are often seen as an indicator of which films will stand out at the Academy Awards in March.
Australian Cate Blanchett She won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress. It was awarded for her role in Woody Allen’s tragic film Blue jasmine The film’s events revolve around a woman whose marital status deteriorates when her wealthy husband turns out to be a financial criminal.
Blanchett dedicated her award to her fellow actress Philip Seymour Hoffman Who died two weeks ago.
The Director’s Award went to the Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron And his exciting space movie gravity. Cuaron’s film was the biggest winner at the ceremony, taking home six awards.
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