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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2014 Won
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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12 Years a Slave (2013) became the first film directed and produced by a black filmmaker (Steve ... More

12 Years a Slave (2013) became the first film directed and produced by a black filmmaker (Steve McQueen) and also the first to be written by an African-American (John Ridley) to win the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year.

Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Golden Globes, USA

2014 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave (2013)

BAFTA Awards

2014 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2012 Nominated
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Shame (2011)
Shared with:
2009 Won
Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer
Hunger (2008)
Nominated
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Hunger (2008)
Shared with:

AACTA International Awards

2014 Nominated
AACTA International Award
Best Film
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
Best Direction
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Acapulco Black Film Festival

2014 Won
Hollywood Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Nominated
Hollywood Award
Movie of the Year
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2013 Won
AAFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2011 Won
AAFCA Award
Best Director
Shame (2011)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2013 Won
EDA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Best Picture
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
2008 Won
EDA Special Mention Award
Best of the Fests
Hunger (2008)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2013 Nominated
ACCA
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Runner-up

Black Film Critics Circle Awards

2013 Won
BFCC Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Black Reel Awards

2014 Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
Outstanding Director, Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2012 Won
Black Reel
Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
Shame (2011)
Shared with:
Best Director
Shame (2011)

Bodil Awards

2013 Nominated
Bodil
Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)
Shame (2011)
United Kingdom

Boston Online Film Critics Association

2013 Won
BOFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2013 Won
BSFC Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

British Independent Film Awards

2011 Nominated
British Independent Film Award
Best Director
Shame (2011)
Best Screenplay
Shame (2011)
Shared with:
2008 Won
Douglas Hickox Award
Hunger (2008)
Nominated
British Independent Film Award
Best Director
Hunger (2008)
Best Screenplay
Hunger (2008)
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Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2014 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

2009 Nominated
Best Film
Hunger (2008)

Cannes Film Festival

2008 Won
Golden Camera
Hunger (2008)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Un Certain Regard
Hunger (2008)
Nominated
Un Certain Regard Award
Hunger (2008)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2014 Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2013 Won
CFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2008 Nominated
CFCA Award
Most Promising Filmmaker
Hunger (2008)

Chicago International Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Audience Choice Award
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2008 Won
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Hunger (2008)

Cinema for Peace Awards

2014 Won
Cinema for Peace Award
Most Valuable Movie of the Year
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain

2014 Nominated
CEC Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Cinemanila International Film Festival

2009 Won
Lino Brocka Award
International Competition
Hunger (2008)

CinEuphoria Awards

2015 Won
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Freedom of Expression - Honorary Award
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Nominated
CinEuphoria
Best Director - International Competition
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Best Film - International Competition
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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2013 Won
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
Shame (2011)
Best Director - International Competition
Shame (2011)
Nominated
CinEuphoria
Best Film - International Competition
Shame (2011)
Best Screenplay - International Competition
Shame (2011)
Shared with:
2010 Won
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
Hunger (2008)
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
Hunger (2008)

Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards

2015 Nominated
CCOP
Best Film (Melhor Filme)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Best Director (Melhor Realizador)
12 Years a Slave (2013)

César Awards, France

2015 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2013 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

David di Donatello Awards

2014 Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Denver Film Critics Society

2014 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Dinard British Film Festival

2008 Won
Coup de Coeur
Hunger (2008)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2014 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Empire Awards, UK

2014 Nominated
Empire Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

European Film Awards

2014 Won
Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema
2012 Nominated
European Film Award
European Director
Shame (2011)
Nominated
Audience Award
Shame (2011)
Nominated
European Film Award
European Film
Shame (2011)
Shared with:
2008 Won
European Film Award
European Discovery
Hunger (2008)
Nominated
European Film Award
European Director
Hunger (2008)

Evening Standard British Film Awards

2012 Nominated
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Film
Shame (2011)
2009 Won
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Film
Hunger (2008)

FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai

2014 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Film by the Sea International Film Festival

2014 Won
The Pearl
Best Feature Film
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2014 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Best Feature
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
2012 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best International Film
Shame (2011)
UK
2009 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Hunger (2008)
England/Ireland.

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2013 Won
FFCC Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2014 Nominated
Dorian Award
Wilde Artist of the Year

Geneva International Film Festival - Tous Écrans

2008 Won
Young Jury Award
Hunger (2008)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)

2014 Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Ghent International Film Festival

2008 Won
Youth Jury Award
Hunger (2008)

Gold Derby Awards

2014 Won
Gold Derby Award
Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Golden Schmoes Awards

2013 Nominated
Golden Schmoes
Best Director of the Year
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Gotham Awards

2013 Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
Nominated
Audience Award
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:

Goya Awards

2013 Nominated
Goya
Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)
Shame (2011)

Guardian Film Awards, UK

2014 Won
Guardian Film Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Guldbagge Awards

2014 Nominated
Guldbagge
Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
UK/USA

Hollywood Film Awards

2013 Won
Hollywood Breakthrough Award
Breakthrough Directing
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2013 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Humanitas Prize

2012 Nominated
Humanitas Prize
Feature Film Category
Shame (2011)
Shared with:

IGN Summer Movie Awards

2013 Nominated
IGN Award
Best Movie Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Image Awards

2014 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

2013 Won
IFJA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 Won
ICP Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2009 Won
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Hunger (2008)
2008 Nominated
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Hunger (2008)
2nd place.

International Cinephile Society Awards

2009 Nominated
ICS Award
Best Director
Hunger (2008)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2014 Nominated
INOCA
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
4th place.
Nominated
INOCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
3rd place.

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2014 Won
IFC Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2012 Nominated
Silver Ribbon
Best European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Europeo)
Shame (2011)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2014 Nominated
IOMA
Best Picture (Miglior film)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
2012 Nominated
IOMA
Best Picture (Miglior film)
Shame (2011)
Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)
Shame (2011)
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Special Prize for the Best European Film (Premio speciale al miglior film europeo)
Shame (2011)

Jerusalem Film Festival

2008 Won
In Spirit for Freedom Award
Best Feature
Hunger (2008)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2013 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Tied with Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013).

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2013 Won
Sierra Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Ljubljana International Film Festival

2008 Won
Kingfisher Award
Hunger (2008)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2014 Nominated
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2009 Won
ALFS Award
Breakthrough British Filmmaker
Hunger (2008)
Nominated
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
Hunger (2008)

London Film Festival

2011 Nominated
Best Film
Shame (2011)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Won
New Generation Award
Hunger (2008)

Mill Valley Film Festival

2013 Won
Audience Award
Overall Favorite
12 Years a Slave (2013)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2014 Nominated
NSFC Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2013 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2009 Won
NYFCC Award
Best First Film
Hunger (2008)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2014 Won
NCFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Online Film & Television Association

2014 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Shared with:
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2012 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Shame (2011)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Shame (2011)
Shared with:
2009 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best First Feature
Hunger (2008)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2013 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2009 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
Hunger (2008)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2014 Won
Director of the Year Award
12 Years a Slave (2013)

"Director Steve McQueen captivates his audiences by challenging them with often unorthodox and ... More

"Director Steve McQueen captivates his audiences by challenging them with often unorthodox and unrelenting subject matter and technique. McQueen is a master of utilizing the senses to create the essence of his works. In his latest effort, 12 Years a Slave, audiences become integrally involved in the unbearably violent nightmare of a free black man, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, eventually to return home to freedom. To Steve McQueen, a soaring talent who ranks among the greats with each directorial effort, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present him the 2014 Director of the Year Award."


PGA Awards

2014 Won
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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Tied with Gravity (2013).

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2013 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Robert Festival

2015 Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 Nominated
Robert
Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)
Shame (2011)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2013 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2013 Nominated
SFFCC Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Sant Jordi Awards

2014 Won
Rosa de Sant Jordi Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Satellite Awards

2013 Won
Satellite Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2011 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Director
Shame (2011)
Best Screenplay, Original
Shame (2011)
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Seattle Film Critics Awards

2014 Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

2015 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Seville European Film Festival

2011 Won
Best Director
Shame (2011)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2013 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2013 Won
SLFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Stockholm Film Festival

2013 Won
Honorable Mention
Best Film
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Motivation of the jury: "This award goes to a director who is in complete control of his chosen ... More

Motivation of the jury: "This award goes to a director who is in complete control of his chosen mode of expression. The film succeeds at being at the same time both epic and personal. All too often a director can overshadow their own film, but here is someone whose presence doesn't force itself onto the film, but which still shines through in each editorial choice he has made. Quite apart from the beautiful craftsmanship, this film is uniquely courageous. The unexpected duration of certain close-ups never feels self-serving, as each shot contributes to the film as a whole creating the unique feeling and aura of 12 Years a Slave."

Won
Audience Award
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Nominated
Bronze Horse
Best Film
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2011 Nominated
Bronze Horse
Best Film
Shame (2011)
2008 Won
Best Directorial Debut
Hunger (2008)
Nominated
Bronze Horse
Hunger (2008)

Sydney Film Festival

2008 Won
Sydney Film Prize
Hunger (2008)

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2008 Won
Grand Prize
Hunger (2008)
For its outstanding powerful cinematic language, confident and passionate narrative.

Torino Film Festival

2008 Won
Maurizio Collino Award - Special Mention
Hunger (2008)

For the cinematographic maturity of a film that is able to articulate a dense and disturbing tale ... More

For the cinematographic maturity of a film that is able to articulate a dense and disturbing tale through the power of images that are both evocative and aseptic. A youthful gaze that places the body, conceived as the last bulwark of freedom, at the center of cinematographic language.


Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2013 Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2009 Won
TFCA Award
Best First Feature
Hunger (2008)
Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Director
Hunger (2008)

Toronto International Film Festival

2013 Won
People's Choice Award
12 Years a Slave (2013)
2008 Won
Discovery Award
Hunger (2008)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2013 Nominated
UFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2014 Won
VFCC Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Venice Film Festival

2011 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Competition
Shame (2011)
Won
'CinemAvvenire' Award
Best Film
Shame (2011)
Won
Young Cinema Award
Best Film in Competition
Shame (2011)
Nominated
Golden Lion
Shame (2011)
2008 Won
Gucci Prize
Hunger (2008)

Village Voice Film Poll

2013 Won
VVFP Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2013 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Director
12 Years a Slave (2013)

Writers' Guild of Great Britain

2009 Won
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award
Best Feature Film Screenplay
Hunger (2008)
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