BAFTA named "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's visceral story of a free black man kidnapped and sold into servitude, as its best picture, while its lead Chiwetel Ejiofor, above, took the male acting trophy.
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The force of "Gravity" was strong at the British Academy Film Awards Sunday, but it was unflinching drama "12 Years a Slave" that took the top prize.Steve McQueen's visceral, violent story of a free black man kidnapped into servitude in the 19th century was named best picture. Its star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, took the male acting trophy.Coming two weeks before Hollywood's Academy Awards, the BAFTAs are watched as an indicator of likely Oscar success.It was a good night for lost-in-space thriller "Gravity," which won six prizes, including best director for Alfonso Cuaron.Cuaron paid tribute to star Sandra Bullock, who is alone onscreen for much of the film.The BAFTAs have become an essential stop for many Hollywood stars before the Academy Awards, held this year on March 2 .
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