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Chiwetel Ejiofor appears in a scene from the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave. He plays Solomon Northup. - Provided courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Golden Globes: '12 Years A Slave' wins Best Motion Picture - Drama

01/12/2014 by Corinne Heller

The movie "12 Years A Slave" has won the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Jan. 12. "12 Years A Slave" beat nominees "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Philomena" and "Rush."

The movie "12 Years A Slave" is based on a true story and focuses on New York man Solomon Northup, played by Chiwitel Ejiofor, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South in 1841. Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o -- who plays slave Patsey, Michael Fassbender -- who plays a cruel planter and slave owner, and director Steve McQueen also received Golden Globe nods.

The movie was nominated for seven Golden Globes -- tying with "American Hustle" for the largest number of total nods.

Check out a full list of 2014 Golden Globe winners.

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