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Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' wins best film

GOLDEN GLOBE GONG: Steve McQueen holds his award for best film (PA)

BRITISH DIRECTOR Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed historical drama 12 Years A Slave won best film at last night’s Golden Globe.

The film beat contenders Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena and Rush, to become a success for Britain.

But it was the only award the movie was given, after going into the evening with seven nominations.

McQueen missed out on the best director prize, which went to Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron.

Idris Alba and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who had been tipped for best actor, were both snubbed for the top award which went to Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street.

Elba was nominated for best actor in a motion picture for his performance in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and best actor in a mini-series or TV movie category for his role in the BBC's Luther.

Ejiofor was nominated in the same category for another BBC drama - Dancing On The Edge - while his role in McQueen's epic 12 Years A Slave got him a nomination for best actor in a motion picture.

The film was inspired by the true story of a New Yorker who was born free then kidnapped and sold into slavery as an adult.

Collecting the award, McQueen said he was "a little bit in shock" and thanked his wife for finding the book by Solomon Northup, on which the film was based.

Those Golden Globe 2014 winners in full:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie

Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

Behind the Candelabra

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Actor in a TV series — Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Best TV Series — Drama

Breaking Bad

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

All Is Lost

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

‘‘Ordinary Love,’’ Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, U2

Best Supporting Actor in a Series — Mini-Series or TV Movie

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical

Amy Adams, American Hustle

Best Actress in a TV Series — Drama

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Spike Jonze, Her

Best Actor — TV Series Comedy or Musical

Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Foreign Language Film

The Great Beauty

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Best Animated Feature Film

Frozen

Best Actress in a TV Series — Comedy

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award

Woody Allen

Best Director — Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best TV Series — Comedy

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

American Hustle

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Motion Picture — Drama

12 Years a Slave

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