12 Years a Slave Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2014

Won
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Steve McQueen
Anthony Katagas

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.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Fassbender
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Patricia Norris
Best Achievement in Directing
Steve McQueen
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Joe Walker
Best Achievement in Production Design
Adam Stockhausen (production design)
Alice Baker (set decoration)

Golden Globes, USA 2014

Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Michael Fassbender
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Director - Motion Picture
Steve McQueen
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
John Ridley
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Hans Zimmer

BAFTA Awards 2014

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Anthony Katagas
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Steve McQueen
Best Leading Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Nominated
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Hans Zimmer
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Editing
Joe Walker
Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen
Alice Baker
Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
Steve McQueen

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014

Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Fassbender
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Benedict Cumberbatch
Paul Dano
Garret Dillahunt
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Fassbender
Paul Giamatti
Scoot McNairy
Lupita Nyong'o
Adepero Oduye
Sarah Paulson
Brad Pitt
Michael Kenneth Williams
Alfre Woodard

AACTA International Awards 2014

Won
AACTA International Award
Best Lead Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Nominated
AACTA International Award
Best Film
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Steve McQueen
Anthony Katagas
Best Direction
Steve McQueen
Best Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2014

Won
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Movie for Grownups

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2014

Won
Saturn Award
Best Independent Film

Acapulco Black Film Festival 2014

Won
Hollywood Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Nominated
Hollywood Award
Movie of the Year
Steve McQueen
Brad Pitt
Anthony Katagas
Bill Pohlad
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Arnon Milchan
Breakthrough Performance of the Year
Lupita Nyong'o

AFI Awards, USA 2014

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

12 YEARS A SLAVE is a story amazing - and in no good way. Director Steve McQueen shines a bright ... More

12 YEARS A SLAVE is a story amazing - and in no good way. Director Steve McQueen shines a bright light on the horrors of the past - a time when caged and tortured humans were fuel to the machine that is America. Ultimately, this true tale is one of survival, a screenplay written by John Ridley and resting firmly upon the shoulders of Chiwetel Ejiofor, who delivers a strong and soulful performance as Solomon Northup - a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery. His injustice is set against the breathtaking beauty of Southern landscapes, which only serve to enhance atrocities disgracefully forgotten - and never before depicted with such raw intensity.


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2013

Won
AAFCA Award
Breakout Performance
Lupita Nyong'o
Top 10 Films
1st Place
Best Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Screenplay
John Ridley

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2013

Won
EDA Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Picture
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Steve McQueen
Bill Pohlad
Anthony Katagas
Arnon Milchan
Won
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Breakthrough Performance
Lupita Nyong'o
Won
EDA Special Mention Award
Unforgettable Moment
"Solomon hanging"
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Film Editing
Joe Walker
Best Film Music or Score
Hans Zimmer
Nominated
EDA Special Mention Award
Unforgettable Moment
"Patsy pleads for soap"

American Cinema Editors, USA 2014

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic
Joe Walker

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2014

Nominated
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Feature Film
Sean Bobbitt

Art Directors Guild 2014

Nominated
Excellence in Production Design Award
Period Film
Adam Stockhausen (production designer)
David Stein (art director)
Matthew Gatlin (set designer)
Walter Schneider (set designer)
Carl Sprague (set designer)
Jim Wallis (set designer)
Doug Cluff (charge scenic)
Alice Baker (set decorator)

Austin Film Critics Association 2013

Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Film

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2013

Won
ACCA
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
2nd place
ACCA
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Fassbender
Runner-up
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Runner-up
Nominated
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen
Alice Baker
Best Costume Design
Patricia Norris
Best Film Editing
Joe Walker
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer

BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards 2013

Won
Britannia Award
British Artist of the Year
Benedict Cumberbatch
For Star Trek Into Darkness , The Fifth Estate , August: Osage County and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

BET Awards 2014

Won
BET Award
Best Movie
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Actress
Lupita Nyong'o

Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Won
BFCC Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Ensemble
Benedict Cumberbatch
Paul Dano
Garret Dillahunt
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Fassbender
Paul Giamatti
Scoot McNairy
Lupita Nyong'o
Adepero Oduye
Sarah Paulson
Brad Pitt
Michael Kenneth Williams
Alfre Woodard
Top Ten Films
1st

Black Reel Awards 2014

Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Motion Picture
Brad Pitt (Producer)
Steve McQueen (Producer)
Anthony Katagas (Producer)
Jeremy Kleiner (Producer)
Bill Pohlad (Producer)
Arnon Milchan (Producer)
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Lupita Nyong'o
Outstanding Director, Motion Picture
Steve McQueen
Outstanding Screenplay (Adapted or Original), Motion Picture
John Ridley
Outstanding Ensemble
Francine Maisler (Casting Director)
Outstanding Score
Hans Zimmer
Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female
Lupita Nyong'o
Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Song
Alicia Keys (Performer & Writer)
For the song "Queen of the Field (Patsey's Song)"

Boston Online Film Critics Association 2013

Won
BOFCA Award
Best Picture
Ten Best Films of the Year
1st place
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Editing
Joe Walker
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Ensemble

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2013

Won
BSFC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o

British Society of Cinematographers 2014

Nominated
Best Cinematography Award
Best Cinematography in a Feature Film
Sean Bobbitt

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Art Direction
Adam Stockhausen (production designer)
Alice Baker (set decorator)
Best Editing
Joe Walker
Best Costume Design
Patricia Norris
Best Makeup
Best Score
Hans Zimmer

Capri, Hollywood 2013

Won
Capri Adapted Screenplay Award
John Ridley
Won
Capri Supporting Actor Award
Michael Fassbender
Nominated
Capri Movie of the Year Award

Casting Society of America, USA 2015

Won
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Big Budget Feature - Drama
Francine Maisler
Meagan Lewis (location casting)
Melissa Kostenbauder (associate)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2014

Won
COFCA Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Ensemble
Actor of the Year
Benedict Cumberbatch
For August: Osage County , The Fifth Estate , The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness
Best Picture
6th place

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Won
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Art Direction/Production Design
David Stein
Adam Stockhausen
Best Editing
Joe Walker
Most Promising Performer
Lupita Nyong'o

Chicago International Film Festival 2013

Nominated
Audience Choice Award
Steve McQueen

Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal 2015

Won
Cinema Bloggers Award
Best Supporting Actress - International Competition
Lupita Nyong'o
Nominated
Cinema Bloggers Award
Best Supporting Actor - International Competition
Michael Fassbender
Best Costume Design - International Competition
Patricia Norris
Best Art Direction - International Competition
David Stein

Cinema for Peace Awards 2014

Won
Cinema for Peace Award
Most Valuable Movie of the Year
Steve McQueen (director)

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2014

Nominated
CEC Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Steve McQueen

CinEuphoria Awards 2015

Won
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
Steve McQueen
Best Supporting Actor - International Competition
Michael Fassbender
For Frank
Best Duo - International Competition
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Editing - International Competition
Joe Walker
Nominated
CinEuphoria
Best Director - International Competition
Steve McQueen
Best Actor - International Competition
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress - International Competition
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Film - International Competition
Brad Pitt (producer)
Dede Gardner (producer)
Jeremy Kleiner (producer)
Anthony Katagas (producer)
Steve McQueen (director/producer)

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2014

Won
CDG Award
Excellence in Period Film
Patricia Norris

Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards 2015

Won
CCOP
Best Supporting Actress (Melhor Atriz Secundária)
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay (Melhor Argumento Adaptado)
John Ridley
Best Scene or Sequence (Melhor Cena ou Sequência)
Lupita Nyong'o
Michael Fassbender
Patsey's punishment
Nominated
CCOP
Best Film (Melhor Filme)
Steve McQueen
Best Director (Melhor Realizador)
Steve McQueen
Best Supporting Actor (Melhor Actor Secundário)
Michael Fassbender
Best Ensemble (Melhor Elenco)
Best Cinematography (Melhor Fotografia)
Sean Bobbitt
Best Production Values (Melhores Valores de Produção)

César Awards, France 2015

Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Steve McQueen

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Screenplay
John Ridley
2nd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt

David di Donatello Awards 2014

Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Steve McQueen

Denver Film Critics Society 2014

Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley

Detroit Film Critic Society, US 2013

Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Ensemble
Best Film
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o

Directors Guild of America, USA 2014

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Steve McQueen

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2014

Won
DFCC
Top Ten Films

Empire Awards, UK 2014

Won
Empire Award
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Nominated
Empire Award
Best Female Newcomer
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Film

FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai 2014

Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Steve McQueen

Film by the Sea International Film Festival 2014

Won
The Pearl
Best Feature Film
Steve McQueen

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Supporting Female
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Feature
Dede Gardner
Anthony Katagas
Jeremy Kleiner
Steve McQueen
Arnon Milchan
Brad Pitt
Bill Pohlad
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Male Lead
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Male
Michael Fassbender

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Won
FFCC Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Won
Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Lupita Nyong'o
2nd place
FFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2014

Won
Dorian Award
Film of the Year
Nominated
Dorian Award
Film Performance of the Year - Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Film Performance of the Year - Actress
Lupita Nyong'o

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) 2014

Won
GFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Nominated
Breakthrough Award
Lupita Nyong'o
Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Ensemble
Best Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt

Gold Derby Awards 2014

Won
Gold Derby Award
Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Motion Picture
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Steve McQueen
Anthony Katagas
Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
Brad Pitt
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Alfre Woodard
Paul Dano
Lupita Nyong'o
Chris Chalk
Benedict Cumberbatch
Garret Dillahunt
Michael Fassbender
Paul Giamatti
Taran Killam
Scoot McNairy
Adepero Oduye
Sarah Paulson
Michael Kenneth Williams
Lead Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Sound
Ryan Collins
Robert Jackson
Kirk Francis
Chris Navarro
A. Josh Reinhardt
Costume Design
Patricia Norris
Film Editing
Joe Walker
Makeup/Hair
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda
Adruitha Lee
Production Design
Adam Stockhausen
Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Director
Steve McQueen

Golden Schmoes Awards 2013

2nd place
Golden Schmoes
Best Supporting Actor of the Year
Michael Fassbender
Breakthrough Performance of the Year
Lupita Nyong'o
Nominated
Golden Schmoes
Favorite Movie of the Year
Best Director of the Year
Steve McQueen
Best Screenplay of the Year
John Ridley
Best Actor of the Year
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress of the Year
Lupita Nyong'o
Most Memorable Scene in a Movie
'Solomon's "hanging"'
Most Memorable Scene in a Movie
'The whipping of Patsy'

Golden Trailer Awards 2014

Won
Golden Trailer
Best Independent TV Spot
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Ignition Creative
For the TV commercial entitled "Fight Back".
Best Independent Poster
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Ignition Creative
For the theatrical release poster.
Nominated
Golden Trailer
Best Drama TV Spot
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Ignition Creative
For the TV commercial entitled "Fight Back".
Best in Show
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Ignition Creative
For the official theatrical trailer.

Gotham Awards 2013

Nominated
Audience Award
Steve McQueen
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Bill Pohlad
Arnon Milchan
Anthony Katagas
Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Steve McQueen
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Bill Pohlad
Arnon Milchan
Anthony Katagas
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Breakthrough Actor
Lupita Nyong'o

Guardian Film Awards, UK 2014

Won
Guardian Film Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Nominated
Guardian Film Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Scene
Patsy returning with the soap.
Best Line of Dialogue
Liza J. Bennett

"Something to eat and some rest; your children will soon enough be forgotten". - Mistress Ford (... More

"Something to eat and some rest; your children will soon enough be forgotten". - Mistress Ford (Liza J Bennett)

Biggest Game-Changer

Guldbagge Awards 2014

Nominated
Guldbagge
Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film)
Steve McQueen (director)
UK/USA

Hamptons International Film Festival 2013

Won
Breakthrough Performer
Lupita Nyong'o

Hollywood Film Awards 2013

Won
Hollywood Breakthrough Award
Breakthrough Directing
Steve McQueen
Won
New Hollywood Award
Lupita Nyong'o

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2014

Nominated
HPA Awards
Outstanding Editing - Feature Film
Joe Walker
Outstanding Color Grading - Feature Film
Tom Poole
Company 3

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Won
HFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer

Humanitas Prize 2014

Won
Humanitas Prize
Feature Film Category
John Ridley (writer)

IGN Summer Movie Awards 2013

Won
IGN Award
Best Movie Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Nominated
IGN Award
Best Movie
Best Movie Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Movie Director
Steve McQueen
Best Drama Movie

Image Awards 2014

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Lupita Nyong'o
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture - (Theatrical or Television)
John Ridley
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Steve McQueen
Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Alfre Woodard

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2013

Won
IFJA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Musical Score
Hans Zimmer
2nd place
IFJA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2013

Won
ICP Award
Best Film
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Lead Performance
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Performance
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Ensemble
3rd place
ICP Award
Best Supporting Performance
Michael Fassbender
3rd place.
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
3rd place.
Nominated
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
John Ridley
4th place.
Best Original Score or Soundtrack
Hans Zimmer
4th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards 2014

Nominated
ICS Award
Best Picture
10th place.
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Ensemble

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2014

2nd place
INOCA
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
3rd place
INOCA
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Steve McQueen
Nominated
INOCA
Best Director
Steve McQueen
4th place
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
4th place
Best Picture
4th place

International Online Film Critics' Poll 2015

Won
IOFCP Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Top Ten Films
Nominated
IOFCP Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Ensemble Cast

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2014

Won
IFC Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o

Irish Film and Television Awards 2014

Won
IFTA Award
Best International Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor - Film
Michael Fassbender
Nominated
IFTA Award
Best International Film

Ischia Global Film & Music Festival 2014

Won
Ischia Actor Award
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) 2014

Nominated
IOMA
Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora)
Hans Zimmer (composer)
Best Picture (Miglior film)
Dede Gardner (producer)
Anthony Katagas (producer)
Jeremy Kleiner (producer)
Steve McQueen (director)
Arnon Milchan (producer)
Brad Pitt (producer)
Bill Pohlad (producer)
Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista)
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Cast
Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)
John Ridley
Best Costume Design (Migliori costumi)
Patricia Norris

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Tied with Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013).
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Screenplay, Adapted
John Ridley

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Won
Sierra Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Costume Design
Patricia Norris
Best Score
Hans Zimmer

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2014

Won
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Actor of the Year
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Supporting Actress of the Year
Lupita Nyong'o
Nominated
ALFS Award
Supporting Actor of the Year
Michael Fassbender
British Actor of the Year
Chiwetel Ejiofor
British Actor of the Year
Michael Fassbender
For The Counselor
Director of the Year
Steve McQueen
Screenwriter of the Year
John Ridley
Technical Achievement of the Year
Sean Bobbitt (cinematography)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Won
Special Citation
The Creative Team of 12 Years a Slave.
2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Mill Valley Film Festival 2013

Won
Audience Award
Overall Favorite
Steve McQueen

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2014

Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
Ryan Collins (supervising sound editor)
Robert Jackson (supervising sound editor)
Leslie Shatz (sound designer)
Brian Dunlop (supervising foley editor)
Ellen Heuer (foley artist)
Jon Vogl (sound effects editor)
Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
Ryan Collins (supervising sound editor)
Robert Jackson (supervising dialogue and adr editor)
Henry Auerbach (dialogue editor)
Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film
Bob Badami (music editor)
Katrina Schiller (music editor)
Catherine Wilson (music editor)

MTV Movie Awards 2014

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Movie of the Year
Best Male Performance
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Female Performance
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Villain
Michael Fassbender
As Edwin Epps

National Board of Review, USA 2013

Won
NBR Award
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2014

2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Film
Tied with Her (2013) in 3rd place.
Best Director
Steve McQueen

Nevada Film Critics Society 2013

Won
NFCS Award
Best Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Tied with Oscar Isaac for Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Tied with James Franco for Spring Breakers (2012).

New York Film Critics, Online 2013

Won
NYFCO Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Top Films of the Year

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2014

Won
NCFCA Award
Best Narrative Film
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
NCFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Sarah Paulson

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2014

Won
NTFCA Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2014

Won
OFCC Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
3rd place
OFCC Award
Best Film
3rd place

Online Film & Television Association 2014

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Tied with Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Breakthrough Performance - Female
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Casting
Francine Maisler
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
John Ridley
Best Picture
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Steve McQueen
Bill Pohlad
Anthony Katagas
Arnon Milchan
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Ensemble
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Music, Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Film Editing
Joe Walker
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen (production design)
David Stein (art direction)
Alice Baker (set decoration)
Best Costume Design
Patricia Norris
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Sound Mixing
Ryan Collins
Kirk Francis
Leslie Shatz
Most Cinematic Moment
For the Solomon hanging sequence.
Best Movie Trailer
For the main theatrical trailer.
Best Movie Poster

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Won
OFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Editing
Joe Walker
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2014

Won
Breakthrough Performance Award
Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o is outstanding as the exploited slave whose beauty attracts the attention of Michael... More

Lupita Nyong'o is outstanding as the exploited slave whose beauty attracts the attention of Michael Fassbender's vicious slave master. She delivers a raw and deeply moving performance that serves as the fulcrum for the film's message of the inhumanity of slavery.

Won
Director of the Year Award
Steve McQueen

"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
Anthony Katagas
Jeremy Kleiner
Steve McQueen
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Tied with Gravity (2013).

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Won
PFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Screenplay - Adapted
John Ridley
Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Fassbender
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Film Editing
Joe Walker
Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen
Best Costume Design
Patricia Norris
Breakthrough Performance on Camera
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Acting Ensemble
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Fassbender
Lupita Nyong'o
Benedict Cumberbatch
Paul Dano
Paul Giamatti
Sarah Paulson
Brad Pitt
Alfre Woodard
Adepero Oduye
Garret Dillahunt
Scoot McNairy
Taran Killam
Chris Chalk
Michael Kenneth Williams
Liza J. Bennett
Kelsey Scott
Quvenzhané Wallis
Devyn A. Tyler
Cameron Zeigler

Richard Attenborough Film Awards, UK 2014

Won
RAFA
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Film of the Year

Robert Festival 2015

Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Steve McQueen

Russian National Movie Awards 2014

Nominated
Georges Award
Best Foreign Drama of the Year

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Film
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Editing
Joe Walker
Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen
Best Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Ensemble Performance

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2013

Won
SFFCC Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Screenplay, Adapted
John Ridley
Nominated
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen
Best Editing
Joe Walker

Sant Jordi Awards 2014

Won
Rosa de Sant Jordi Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Steve McQueen

Satellite Awards 2013

Won
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Fassbender
Best Screenplay, Adapted
John Ridley
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Film Editing
Joe Walker
Best Costume Design
Patricia Norris

Screenwriters Choice Awards, Online 2013

Nominated
Screenplay Competition
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2014

Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Ensemble Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch
Paul Dano
Garret Dillahunt
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Fassbender
Adepero Oduye
Sarah Paulson
Brad Pitt
Michael Kenneth Williams
Paul Giamatti
Scoot McNairy
Alfre Woodard
Best Picture
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Screenplay, Adapted
John Ridley
Best Costume Design
Patricia Norris
Best Film Editing
Joe Walker
Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen (production design)
Alice Baker (set decoration)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil 2015

Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Steve McQueen

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Won
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2013

Won
SLFCA Award
Best Film
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)
Chiwetel Ejiofor
For the hanging scene.
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Music
Hans Zimmer
Best Art Direction
Adam Stockhausen
David Stein
Alice Baker

Stockholm Film Festival 2013

Won
Aluminum Horse
Best Music
Hans Zimmer

Motivation of the jury: "Hans Zimmer has mastered the style of classic musical storytelling. He ... More

Motivation of the jury: "Hans Zimmer has mastered the style of classic musical storytelling. He combines the almost frighteningly epic with the sensitively delicate: from hand claps to symphony. He is daring, and it pays off!"

Won
Audience Award
Steve McQueen
Won
Honorable Mention
Best Film
Steve McQueen

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."

Nominated
Bronze Horse
Best Film
Steve McQueen

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Director
Steve McQueen

Toronto International Film Festival 2013

Won
People's Choice Award
Steve McQueen

USC Scripter Award 2014

Won
USC Scripter Award
John Ridley (screenwriter)
Solomon Northup (author)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Won
UFCA Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
John Ridley

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2014

Won
VFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Screenplay
John Ridley

Village Voice Film Poll 2013

Won
VVFP Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Director
Steve McQueen
2nd place
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
2nd place.
3rd place
VVFP Award
Best Film
3rd place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Won
WAFCA Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley
Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Director
Steve McQueen
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender
Best Art Direction
Adam Stockhausen (production designer)
Alice Baker (set decorator)
Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Best Editing
Joe Walker

Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Won
Josephine Baker Award
Won
WFCC Award
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Male Images in a Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Women's Image Network Awards 2013

Won
WIN Award
Outstanding Actress Feature Film
Lupita Nyong'o
Nominated
WIN Award
Outstanding Feature Film

World Soundtrack Awards 2014

Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Film Composer of the Year
Hans Zimmer
For The Lone Ranger , Man of Steel and Rush
Best Original Film Score of the Year
Hans Zimmer

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