’12 Years a Slave’ Cleans Up at the Independent Film Awards

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Press RoomLast night (March 1), the stars aligned for the 2014 Independent Film Awards and it was a clean sweep for 12 Years a Slave. The compelling film nabbed five awards making it the biggest winner of the night. The film took home awards for Best Feature, Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o).

Lupita, who was also celebrating her 31st birthday, was elated about her award, thanking her mother for getting her to where she is now. “That beautiful woman drove me to rehearsals every day after school. Your love has driven me this far,” said Lupita.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of 12 Years a Slave!

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