BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21:  Director Steve McQueen poses with the Hollywood Breakout Director Award for '12 Years a Slave'  in the portrait studio during the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DCP)

Steve McQueen

Oscar winner Steve McQueen is a British film director, screenwriter and producer. Audiences and critics celebrated his films Hunger and Shame, but he became a household name with the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave. The biopic, starring Chewitel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard and Lupita Nyong'o, won Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards, making McQueen the first Black man to win in this category. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DCP)

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