Steve McQueen Makes History
Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” made history on Sunday as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry’s highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars.
The British director literally jumped for joy on stage with his co-stars after delivering his acceptance speech, “Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup.”
He told journalists backstage: “Everyone saw me jump but truly I am so ecstatic, I’m so happy for us all, it’s one of those moments in life that might never happen again but you’re living it you’re there and it might never happen again so emotions just take over. Van Halen. Jump”.
Click below for a recap of the win!
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