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Top Picture: ‘12 Years A Slave’

Lupita Nyong'o, left, prepares to embrace Angelina Jolie, as Benedict Cumberbatch, background center, looks on, and Brad Pitt, embraces Chiwetel Ejiofor, right, after "12 Years a Slave" was announced the winner for best picture during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday in Los Angeles. Full list of winners here. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

The Oscars split their honors between history and spectacle Sunday night. “12 Years a Slave,” a searing period drama that confronted moviegoers anew with the cruelties of American slavery, won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards, while the outer-space suspense blockbuster “Gravity” won seven awards, including an Oscar to Alfonso Cuarón for best director. With awards going as well to “12 Years” writer John Ridley, and supporting actress Lupita Nyong’o, the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seemed intent on sending a message: In a year of strong, important movies, this was the strongest and the most important/Ty Burr, Boston Globe. More here.

Question: Which of the 9 movies nominated for top picture (see list below) have you seen?

Best Picture

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

The Wolf of Wall Street




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