12 Years A Slave wins top honor at Satellite Awards

12 YEARS A SLAVE and GRAVITY were the big winners at the 18th Annual Satellite Awards on Sunday (23Feb14).

The hard-hitting slavery drama took the prizegiving's top honor, winning the best motion picture title, while Steve McQueen was handed the trophy for best director.

Gravity landed the most awards of the night, scooping prizes for Original Score, Visual Effects and Sound (Editing and Mixing).

Matthew McConaughey was honored with the Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama award for his role in gritty drama Dallas Buyers Club, while his co-star Jared Leto landed the Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama title.

Cate Blanchett was named best actress for her role in Blue Jasmine, while the Actress in a Supporting Role prize was won by June Squibb for Nebraska.

David O. Russell's American Hustle took two awards, for Best Original Screenplay and Film Editing, and The Great Gatsby won awards for Art Direction and Production Design, and Original Song for Lana Del Rey's Young and Beautiful.

Breaking Bad and Orange Is The New Black were the biggest winners in the TV categories, both landing three awards, with Bryan Cranston landing Best Actor in a Series, Drama for his role in the drug drama. His co-star Aaron Paul took the best supporting actor trophy and the show also won the prize for Best Television Series, Drama.

Orange Is The New Black won the prize for Television Series, Comedy or Musical, lead actress Taylor Shilling scooped the trophy for Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical and Laura Prepon took the supporting actress title.

The Satellite Awards are handed out annually by the International Press Academy.

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