12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

Steve McQueen's slavery-themed film 12 Years a Slave won the top honor at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Actor Will Smith, who was awarded a Razzie on Saturday for worst actor in a flop (After Earth), presented the Best Picture Oscar Award to 12 Years a Slave.

Director McQueen said: "Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live... I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today."

It was another "end of white guilt" moment for the Oscar Academy who have conditioned audiences to believe that black actors are only at their best when they portray slaves or humble domestic help.

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A star-studded Selfie Tweeted on Sunday by Oscar Awards host Ellen Degeneres broke a Twitter record that was previously held by U.S. President Barack Obama.

"We just crashed and broke Twitter. We have made history," announced Degeneres after her Tweet was retweeted over one million times by Twitter users during the Oscar Awards telecast Sunday night.

Included in the All-Star Selfie were Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper (who actually snapped the Selfie), Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong'o and her bespectacled brother, and Angelina Jolie, among others.

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Lupita Nyong'o Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o walked away with the coveted Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her gut-wrenching performance as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave Sunday night in Los Angeles.

"Yes," exclaimed the 31-year-old actress as she hugged director Steve McQueen and her co-stars. Lupita thanked her family, her co-stars and her drama school during her emotional acceptance speech.

"It doesn't escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else's," she said, referring to the suffering of African slaves in America.

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