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)