Black Men Who Won in 2013

From Drake to Idris Elba and Kendrick Lamar, 2013 was a stellar year for black men.

Drake; Idris Elba; Kendrick Lamar
Drake; Idris Elba; Kendrick Lamar Anna Webber/Getty Images; Handout/Getty Images; Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Black men triumphed in 2013. From film to politics and music, here’s a look at how they captured America’s hearts and minds.

Steve McQueen

The British auteur scored seven Golden Globe nominations—including one for best picture-drama—for his groundbreaking film, 12 Years a Slave, based on the memoir of Solomon Northrup. More than one critic described it as “the greatest feature film ever made about American slavery.”