12 Years a Slave won the award for Best Picture. The movie, directed by Steve McQueen, follows the story of Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) , a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. The movie follows Solomon’s journey and his struggles. It is a gut wrenching and thought provoking movie, completely deserving of the Best Picture Oscar! The movie also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Congrats to the Cast and Crew!