Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” took top honors at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday in Santa Monica.

Independent Spirit Awards 2014: '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Feature
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The drama won Best Feature, Best Director for McQueen, Best Supporting Female for Lupita Nyong’o, Best Screenplay for John Ridley and Best Cinematography for Sean Bobbit. 

Other big winners included “Dallas Buyers Club” stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, who won Best Lead Male and Best Supporting Male respectively.

Cate Blanchett took home the trophy for Best Lead Female for her role in “Blue Jasmine.”

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