’12 Years A Slave’ won the award for Best Picture at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 16. The intense, much-talked about period drama beat out some of the most acclaimed films of the year for the honor!
’12 Years A Slave’ Wins Best Picture At Critics’ Choice Awards 2014
Julia Roberts named the nominees for best picture and seemed overjoyed to announce 12 Years a Slave as the eventual victor. Director/producer Steve McQueen took the stage to accept the award from Julia Roberts and give a heartfelt speech about his slavery opus.
“It takes a family to make something of worth,” McQueen said, before thanking the many people involved in making that wonderful film.
12 Years a Slave was up against some pretty stiff competition at this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards. The other nominees for best picture were: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
’12 Years A Slave’ Wins Again
With the Critics’ Choice win, 12 Years a Slave is one step closer to Best Picture Oscar glory. It already won the big trophy during the Jan. 12 Golden Globe Awards, and now the biggest win of them all seems to be all but inevitable.
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU think that 12 Years a Slave deserved to win the Critics’ Choice Award for best picture? Which film did YOU want to win? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Tierney McAfee