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12 Years a Slave

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  1. How a Brad Pitt Mantra, 'Game On, F---ers!,' Fueled His Oscar Contender '12 Years a Slave'

    9:16 am 10/2/2013

    The Plan B star-producer reveals the stomach-churning drama that had his team remaking "World War Z" while developing "Slave," as negative whispers and doubt abounded. Says his partner, Dede Gardner: "It's still hard for me to talk about, to be totally honest."Read more

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  2. '12 Years a Slave' Director and Actress to Be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards (Exclusive)

    8:00 am 9/30/2013

    Steve McQueen and Lupita Nyong'o will be recognized on Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton.Read more

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  3. Zurich Fest: Harvey Weinstein Hints at Oscars Gameplan

    2:22 pm 9/29/2013

    The exec explains why the studio held back "Grace of Monaco" and will be pushing "Fruitvale Station." He figured: "This is the most competitive season I've ever seen."Read more

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  4. '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County' Head to San Diego Film Festival

    2:05 pm 9/25/2013

    Judd Apatow and Mariel Hemingway will be honored at the fest this year.Read more

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  5. John Singleton: Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie? (Guest Column)

    6:00 am 9/19/2013

    "42" and "The Help" had white helmers; "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it black, just not that black.' "Read more

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  6. Toronto: Audience Award Win Solidifies '12 Years a Slave' as Film to Beat in Oscar Race (Analysis)

    9:29 am 9/15/2013

    Steve McQueen's movie about American slavery is following in the footsteps of numerous Academy Awards winners, including "Slumdog Millionaire."Read more

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  7. Benedict Cumberbatch Defends Julian Assange: 'The World Needed to Know' (Video)

    6:00 am 9/11/2013

    The "Fifth Estate" star says the WikiLeaks founder "had a really strong moral purpose behind his actions," adding, "whether it was right or wrong, I think only history and time will tell."Read more

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  8. Toronto: Why '12 Years a Slave' Wasn't at Venice

    7:58 pm 9/8/2013

    Director Steve McQueen argues the film is "an American story," but Venice chief Alberto Barbera was "disappointed not to be able to screen such a powerful film."Read more

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