(United Press International) Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave took home the biggest prize of the night during the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, but at least a couple of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have come forward to admit they voted for the film without watching it.

There was a lot of controversy during awards season over the historical drama’s ability to garner enough votes to win Best Motion Picture whether it deserved to or not. In fact, the film’s distributor even based its campaign around the phrase “It’s time,” which, according to the L.A. Times, could be interpreted as a way to “exhort members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences into voting for the movie because it was the right thing to do.”

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