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Oprah 'so proud' of Oscar win for Lupita Nyong'o

Oprah Winfrey tweeted after Lupita Nyong'o picked up the Best Supporting Actress Oscar:

12 Years a Slave represented on the Oscars red carpet

Oscar-nominated director of 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen, leading actor hopeful Chiwetel Ejiofor and actress Adepero Oduye have made their way down the red carpet.

Steve McQueen, the director of Oscars contender 12 Years a Slave poses on the red carpet. Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
12 Years a Slave actress Adepero Oduye. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake
Chiwetel Ejiofor, best actor nominee for his role in 12 Years a Slave. Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson


Cameron reveals 12 Years a Slave is on his 'watch list'

David Cameron revealed the Golden Globe-winning drama 12 Years a Slave is "on my list" of films to watch.

The Prime Minister expressed his desire to see the movie, directed by Steve McQueen, during an appearance before the Commons Liaison Committee.

Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Steve McQueen, Sarah Paulson and Michael Fassbender. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz said that while the film dealt with the US in 1843, there were 880,000 people living in conditions of slavery in modern-day Europe.

Mr Cameron answered, "It is genuinely shocking. Parliament, the House of Commons specifically, has done quite a good job of raising the profile of this issue and opening people's eyes to the problem of modern-day slavery."

PM: Congratulations to 12 Years a Slave

The Prime Minister has congratulated those behind the film 12 Years a Slave, directed by Brit Steve McQueen, which won best drama film at the Golden Globes:

'12 Years a Slave' wins best drama film

In a bittersweet night for the British film industry, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave took home the best drama motion picture award at the Golden Globes.

British director Steve McQueen was won of only two Brits to take home Golden Globes Credit: Reuters

London-born McQueen, who has won awards at Cannes, the Baftas and even the Turner Prize for his video artwork, thanked Brad Pitt because "without you this movie never would have got made".