ByAlisha Grauso, writer at
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Alisha Grauso

As we exit the sandy, explosion-filled beaches of the summer blockbuster months and enter the complex forest of the awards season, 's early Best Picture frontrunner 12 Years A Slave is barreling along and picking up momentum as it heads for release.

And now, courtesy of IndieWire, we have a new clip, a slew of new images, and the entire Q&A from the New York Film Festival to get you up to speed on the epic slavery drama before it hits theaters.

First, the new clip, featuring as the cruel and cold match to her sadistic plantation owner husband ():


Lastly, here's the entire, fascinating Q&A session with the cast and crew at NYFF:


Between this film and 's spectacular Gravity, it's shaping up to be one hell of a battle at this year's Academy Awards. is gunning for that Best Lead Actor award, for sure.

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