12 Years a Slave

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12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. read more
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12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

Original Release

10/18/2013

US Release

10/18/2013

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Cast

Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps
Brad Pitt Bass / Samuel Bass
Benedict Cumberbatch Ford / William Ford
Paul Dano Tibeats / John Tibeats
Sarah Paulson Mistress Epps / Mary Epps
Lupita Nyong'o Patsey
Adepero Oduye Eliza
Scoot McNairy Brown
Alfre Woodard Mistress Shaw
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Steve McQueen

Writers

John Ridley, Solomon Northup

Cast

Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps
Brad Pitt Bass / Samuel Bass
Benedict Cumberbatch Ford / William Ford
Paul Dano Tibeats / John Tibeats
Sarah Paulson Mistress Epps / Mary Epps
Lupita Nyong'o Patsey
Adepero Oduye Eliza
Scoot McNairy Brown
Alfre Woodard Mistress Shaw
Chris Chalk Clemens
Taran Killam Hamilton
Bill Camp Radburn
Kelsey Scott Anne Northup
Bryan Batt Judge Turner
Quvenzhane Wallis Margaret Northup
Garret Dillahunt Armsby
Dwight Henry Uncle Abram
Dickie Gravois Overseer
Ashley Dyke Anna

Producers

John Ridley Executive Producer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Dede Gardner Producer
Jeremy Kleiner Producer
Brad Pitt Producer
Anthony Katagas Producer
Arnon Milchan Producer
Bill Pohlad Producer
Bianca Stigter Producer
Steve McQueen Producer

Editors

Joe Walker

2014Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Drama Won
2014Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2014Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
2014Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
2014Golden GlobeBest Director - Motion Picture Nominated
2014Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
2014Golden GlobeBest Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
2014OscarBest Motion Picture of the Year Won
2014OscarBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
2014OscarBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
2014OscarBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Won
2014OscarBest Achievement in Costume Design Nominated
2014OscarBest Achievement in Directing Nominated
2014OscarBest Achievement in Film Editing Nominated
2014OscarBest Achievement in Production Design Nominated
2014OscarBest Writing, Adapted Screenplay Won
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