January 15, 2019

"12 Years a Slave" takes top prize at Oscars

“12 Years a Slave” takes top prize at Oscars Reviewed by on . Array Array Rating: 4

If you love Oscars and the red carpet, here is a good article to improve your English vocabulary.
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The period drama 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for best picture, Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey took home the top acting awards and Gravity led the field with seven trophies at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

A jubilant Brad Pitt, a producer on 12 Years, embraced director Steve McQueen when the movie’s contingent hit the stage to accept the night’s top prize. Based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man sold into slavery, the film took home three Oscars total.

“Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon,” McQueen said. “I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.”


Article by Brian Truitt
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red carpet (n) a strip of red carpet laid on the ground for an important visitor to walk on when he or she arrives
period (adj) having a style typical of a particular time in history
to lead (v) to be the leader of something
director (n) a person in charge of a film/movie or play who tells the actors and staff what to do
slavery (n) the state of being a slave
legacy (n) a situation that exists now because of events, actions, etc. that took place in the past
award (n) a prize such as money, etc. for something that somebody has done


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