’12 Years a Slave’, Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win big at the Oscars

As many have predicted, Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years a Slave won the


prize for the best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

McQueen dedicated the honor to those who suffered slavery and “the 21 million who still endure slavery today.”

Matthew McConaughey was named the best actor for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club.

matthewHe dedicated his victory to God, saying: ”First off I want to thank God, because he’s the one I look up to, he’s graced my life with opportunities which I know are not of my hand or any other human hand. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton, who said, ‘When you got God you got a friend and that friend is you.’ ”

Cate Blanchett picked up best actress for her performance in Blue Jasmine.

cate”As random and subjective as this award is, it means a great deal,” she said on stage, paying tribute to her fellow nominees. ”I am here excepting an award in an extraordinary screenplay by Woody Allen, thank you so much Woody for casting me, I truly appreciate it… Thank you to my mum, my sister, to my brother, to my three glorious sons, I would not be standing her without you. To my husband, Andrew, you are a legend.”


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One response to “’12 Years a Slave’, Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win big at the Oscars”

  1. Sheldon says:

    It is great when the real talents are appreciated. Congratulations to the winners of big Oscars. The movie ’12 Year a Slave’ is a great movie and for the most part not only for the idea, but the great play of actors. Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett really deserved such a great award for their professionalism, skillful acting and dedication to the movie.