12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and actress Lupita Nyong’o are set to take home awards at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards.
McQueen will be receiving the Hollywood Breakout Director Awards and Nyong’o will receive the New Hollywood Award, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The film tells the true story of a free black man, Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) from upstate New York, who is deceived and sold into slavery during the mid-19th century.
The highly anticipated film has been generating Oscar buzz since it hit the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.
12 Years a Slave hits theaters October 18, and the 17th annual awards show will be held on October 21, kicking off this year’s awards season.
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