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12 Years a Slave (2013)

Michael Fassbender as "Edwin Epps"

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

Academy Award (2013) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

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