12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave may be the year's most powerful and difficult movie to watch. Based on a true story, the movie follows Solomon Northup, a free man born in antebellum New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Second only to American Hustle in amount of nominations, 12 Years a Slave is up for awards in nine categories. Most talked about has certainly been Chiwetel Ejiofor's Best Actor nomination for his breakout performance as Northup.