Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:46 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

'12 Years a Slave' named best film at UK awards

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published February 16, 2014 at 12:59 p.m. Updated February 16, 2014 at 4:37 p.m.

LONDON — The force of "Gravity" was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, but it was unflinching drama "12 Years a Slave" that took the top prize.

Steve McQueen's visceral, violent story of a free back man kidnapped into servitude in the 19th-century U.S. South was named best picture. Its star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, took the male acting trophy.

Ejiofor thanked McQueen, a visual artist who turned to filmmaking with "Hunger" and "Shame," for bringing the story to the screen.

Lost-in-space thriller "Gravity," made in Britain by a Mexican director and starring American actors, won six prizes, including best director, for Alfonso Cuaron.

The 3-D special effects extravaganza also won the awards for sound, music, cinematography and visual effects, and despite its mixed parentage was named best British film.

Con-artist caper "American Hustle" charmed its way to three prizes, including original screenplay and supporting actress for Jennifer Lawrence. Its spectacular 70s stylings took the hair and makeup award.

Comments on: '12 Years a Slave' named best film at UK awards

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Mt

    memorial hospital Stilwell, OK We have recently added more P...
    STILWELL, Ok

  • Early childhood coor

    arkansas river education service cooperative is seeking appl...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Jr graphic artist

    Jr. Graphic Artist Need a full-time Graphic Artist who has ...
    MAUMELLE, AR

  • Cdl truck drivers

    truck driversredstone Construction seeks part time and or Te...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Instructors

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), located in...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 870 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online