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London Critics' Circle: Awards race a 'privilege', says McQueen

3 February 2014 Last updated at 02:02 GMT

Director Steve McQueen has spoken of his pride at the success of his film 12 Years a Slave at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards.

The film topped the awards, being named film of the year, while Chiwetel Ejiofor won actor of the year, and co-star Lupita Nyong'o won best supporting actress.

McQueen praised the debates that the film had inspired, describing the question-and-answer sessions conducted as part of the film's promotion as a "privilege".