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Fresh from last month’s debut at the Telluride Film Festival, Steve McQueen‘s historical film 12 Years a Slave received even more love up north on Friday.

McQueen and company received a standing ovation when the credits rolled at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, according to USA Today.

And yes, Brad Pitt was there.

“[McQueen] was the first to ask the big question: Why aren’t there more films about American slavery? It took a Brit to ask,” Pitt said during a Q&A session after the screening.

12 Years a Slave is based on the incredible true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery during the 1840s. His time on Louisiana plantations lasted for 12 years before he was released. Northup later penned an autobiography of the same name.

Here’s just a sample of the praise the early Oscar contender has been receiving in Toronto:

From Kyle Buchanan at Vulture:

“There’s no question in my mind that this will be our ultimate awards season victor, and the fact that there’s still any room for debate at all means that Oscar bloggers were high on more than mountain air last week at the Telluride Film Festival, where the film first sneaked before tonight’s official Toronto Film Festival premiere. In fact, I’ll go one further … no, two further: Not only will 12 Years triumph in the Best Picture category, but I’d put my money on a historic Best Director win for Steve McQueen, and I’d mark Chiwetel Ejiofor as the frontrunner for Best Actor. Like, what’s gonna beat this movie? Freakin’ Monuments Men?”

Entertainment Weekly echoes:

“The film is undeniably agonizing, but the yearning for Northup to survive and reclaim his freedom gives the audience an equally intense feeling of hope. 12 Years a Slave is a film that, like Schindler’s List, The Killing Fields, The Pianist, or Hotel Rwanda, makes you truly feel history by taking an atrocity out of the abstract and personalizing it.”

The L.A. Times loves it too:

“Festivals come and go; movies rise and fade. But once in a great while there’s a film that feels almost instantly, in the room, like it’s going to endure, and change plenty of things along the way. And 12 Years offers that feeling.”

12 Years a Slave, starring Chiwetal Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, opens stateside Oct. 18.

It’s Valentine’s Day — Hollywood is sparing no expense during this romantic holiday.

From a 200-year-old olive tree to a platinum-covered cellphone, celebrity V-Day gifts get more outrageous through the years, with A-listers like Angelina Jolie and Jay-Z are dropping major bucks for their significant others.

Who gifted a lilac-colored Bentley Brooklands to her then-hubby? Which actor planted 800 grapevines around his home for his wife?

See Hollywood’s most extravagant Valentine’s Day gifts in the gallery — above.

What’s the best V-Day present you’ve ever received? Let us know in the comments below.

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According to recent celebrity news, CHORD OVERSTREET dressed up as BRAD PITT from his Chanel no.5 commercial.

Does he look just like him?

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Chord Overstreet showed up at a recent Halloween party as Brad Pitt from his previously spoofed and widely-criticized Chanel no.5 video ad.

The returning “Glee” star showed up at Matthew Morrison‘s annual bash last Sunday wearing a wig and a goatee to replicate Pitt‘s infamous look for his much talked about fragrance commercial.

Fortunately, Harry Shum, Jr. and Shay Mitchell shared photos of their co-star in his “costume”!

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Do you think Chord did Brad‘s look justice?

Photos Via Harry Shum Jr.’s Twitter / Shay Mitchell‘s Twitter


This is what true love looks like!

Brad Pitt gave his lady Angelina Jolie one of the nicest things he could ever give her – besides their children, of course!

He presented his fianc e with a Patek Phillippe Minute Repeater ladies watch, which normally requires a two-year waiting list.

The pretty custom-made gold and mother of pearl time-piece costs almost $400,000 and takes about two months to make.

Each piece is checked by a member of the Stern family, who own Patek Philippe, in Geneva, Switzerland.

A source says:

“He wanted to buy Ange a unique gift that very few people own which is like a piece of art — and the highly sophisticated watch is just that. It chimes sounds based on Big Ben and is constructed by hand. It’s believed he’ll present it to Ange as a pre-wedding gift.”

Oooh, la la! How very nice!

Did Brad have to wait 2 years to get his paws on one of these luxurious watches? Welllll, it’s very possible. The company released the following statement:

“The Patek Philippe Ladies Minute Repeater has a two year waiting list and is only granted to those who apply for the watch and meet the required criteria to own it.”

Only the best for his sweetums!

[Image via WENN.]

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