‘12 Years’ Enjoys a Seemingly Narrow Victory

By Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply on MARCH 3, 2014— “Hollywood made history on Sunday night — barely. The best picture victory by “12 Years a Slave” at the 86th Academy Awards finally handed cinema’s most prestigious prize to a movie by a black filmmaker, in this case, the British-born Steve McQueen. But the triumph, … More ‘12 Years’ Enjoys a Seemingly Narrow Victory