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“Steve McQueen created an entire family to tell one man’s tale and I am delighted that so many of this family have also been recognised today. I am hugely grateful to the Academy for this great honour, and, of course, to Solomon Northup for sharing his story through his breathtaking book.” 12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor celebrates the film’s Oscar nominations success. It is up for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Film, Best Director (McQueen), Best Actor (Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita N’yongo) and Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender).