Oscar Best-Picture Favorite ’12 Years a Slave’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Picture, Drama

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “12 Years a Slave” has won the Golden Globe for best picture, drama.

The historical biopic of Solomon Northup, a free man abducted and sold into slavery, has been considered a front-runner in the race for the Best Picture Academy Award, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Oscars air March 2.

The other nominees “12 Years a Slave” bested Sunday night were “Captain Phillips,” ”Gravity,” ”Philomena,” and “Rush.”

Here’s a trailer for “12 Years a Slave”:

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