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12 Years Slave Nominated for the Golden Globes
The movie adaption of 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup received 7 nods on Thursday morning in the "Best Drama" category for the Golden Globes.
Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation.
12 Years A Slave was also the most honored film Wednesday when the Screen Actors Guild announced its awards season favorites. In all, it earned four SAG nomination.
Nominated for a Golden Globe
A major motion picture starring Judi Dench who is also nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years.
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