Two Oscar Voters Picked ’12 Years A Slave’ Without Watching It

by  Christopher Rosen

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Steve McQueen won Best Picture for producing “12 Years a Slave.”

In the lead up to the 86th annual Academy Awards, one prevalent meme was that some Oscar voters simply didn’t want to watch “12 Years a Slave.” As it turns out, that was true: at least two anonymous members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences apparently never saw Steve McQueen’s eventual Best Picture winner, this despite placing the film atop their Oscar ballots.

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