Film Independent Spirit Awards: 12 Years A Slave beats Dallas Buyers Club, bags five trophies!

The awards function was held on Saturday at Los Angeles

12 Years A Slave swept the Film Independent Spirit Awards by winning five trophies, including best feature.

Steve McQueen won the best director award for 12 Years A Slave, while Lupita Nyong’o took home the best supporting actress trophy for the period drama, based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery, reported a website.

Dallas Buyers Club missed out on the best feature award, but actors Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took the best actor and best supporting actor trophies respectively for the movie.

Cate Blanchett bagged the best actress award for Blue Jasmine.