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Oscars 2014 winners: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture at 86th Academy Awards

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The film "12 Years a Slave" won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night's ceremony. (For a complete list of this year's Oscar winners, click here.)

The win was so widely expected that even Oscars 2014 host Ellen DeGeneres joked early in the night, "Possibility number one: "12 Years a Slave" wins best picture. Possibility number two: you're all racists." This quip brought laughter from the celebrity-filled Dolby Theater audience. The film's win brought extended applause.

Oscar Winners 2014: '12 Years a Slave" Takes Best Picture at 86th Academy Awards

Actress Lupita Nyong'o doubly earned her place among the ranks of this year's Oscar winners 2014, as she won an Academy Award of her very own for her supporting role as Patsey in the film. Read about role of Patsey, as well as a broad history of the story, here in an interview Nyong'o gave earlier this year.

In a nutshell, the acclaimed Steve McQueen-directed biopic follows the story of the real-life Solomon Northup, a once-free black man who was tricked and sold into the slave trade that kept Southern plantations running so smoothly, torn from his family and his life in the North. It is unsettling, unflinching and difficult to watch. It is also an incredibly important film about an incredibly disturbing incident that took place at an incredibly disturbing period of time in our nation's history.

Did you get to see "12 Years" or any of the other films nominated for best picture this year? Do you agree with the list of Oscar winners 2014?

Leave your thoughts on this year's 86th Academy Awards in the comments section below, and get more "post-game" Oscars 2014 coverage, including our picks for best and worst dressed along with red carpet photos, right here.


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