Golden night at Oscars for '12 Years a Slave,' McConaughey and Blanchett

LOS ANGELES (NBC News) - Hollywood is buzzing after last night's Academy Awards.

There were no major surprises, but a lot of suspense and anticipation for the night's big prize, the hotly contested Best Picture award.

The historical drama "12 Years A Slave" won Oscar's top prize, the first time a film from a black director has won Best Picture.

"I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today," director Steve McQueen said in his acceptance speech.

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