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Oscars 2014 Wrap-up | Best Awards Acceptance Speeches – The Directors

How f*cking cute is Steve McQueen? The jumping up and down? It was indeed a director/film split between Gravity and 12 Years A Slave with Alfonso Cuaron taking Best Director and the right film being immortalized.

Steve Mc Queen

Steve McQueen wins best motion picture for 12 Years A Slave

I dedicate this to all the people who have endured slavery and for the 21 million people still suffering slavery today. Everybody deserves not just to survive, but to live.” – Powerful words to end on.

Steve mcqueen jump winning best picture

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McQueen is my director revelation. I discovered his work with Shame. Which I shamely enjoyed and adored. I love his way to transcribe emotions and I love the sensibility and the deepness he uses to address subjects such as slavery (12 Years A Slave), sex addiction (Shame) or excruciating hunger strike (Hunger).

12 Years a Slave may not be the best film about slavery but it was indubitably the best film to see this year. Anne Helen Petersen wrote a great piece on how important it is that you watch 12 years a slave.

“People think they know slavery,” he says. “Often it’s the case they don’t.” (Vulture)

McQueen “loves human beings,” even terrible ones. McQueen’s approach is very observational. There’s no judgment but pictures of life and emotions.

“Through observation you try to gain some kind of understanding, as opposed to judgment.”(Vulture)

And I am going to quote Lupita on this “Steve Mc Queen, you charge everything you fashion with the breath of your own spirit.”

Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón wins best director for Gravity.

“For many of us involved in this film, it was definitely a transformative experience,” Cuarón said in his acceptance speech. “And that was good, because it if it was not it would have been a waste of time.”

WINNER Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

It was the triumph of Gravity who won 7 Oscars last night, even for Sandra Bullock. This puts back Sci Fi movies on track. Gravity was a very good science fiction movie. Alfonso Cuaron well deserves his award because the movie was splendid. In her Monday introduction Lainey suggested that  “Gravity is the Avatar of 2013″. I strongly disapprove. Avatar buzzed because of the 3D factor. Gravity worked because of the originality of the story.

Complete list of speeches : popwatch

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