Articles Tagged '12 Years A Slave'

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WATCH: All Of This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies In One Clip

We’re now only a few days away from the 86th Academy Awards, and as usual, there’s a startling array of dazzling movies, directors, actors and actresses all jostling for position on that podium. In fact, there are so many nominations it would take a skilled video editor about a month to pull together a decent […]

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WATCH: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Sister Zain Asher Welling Up On CNN

There’s no getting around the fact that awards ceremonies in the arts are inherently silly. They don’t really mean what they appear to mean, all anyone wants to talk about is the dresses, and the recipients are not empirically better at their jobs than the other people on the shortlist, or the longlist, or (with […]

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’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘American Hustle’ Rule Golden Globes

With the Oscar nominations just days away (January 16), the Hollywood Foreign Press Association provided some extra momentum to 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, setting the presumptive frontrunners up nicely for the remainder of the season. 12 Years‘ win for Best Motion Picture, Drama seemed uncertain throughout the evening, as the Steve McQueen-directed […]

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The Sky’s The Limit: ‘Gravity’ Leads 2014 BAFTA Nominations

The list of nominations for this year’s BAFTA film awards were announced this morning, and it seems, as with the Golden Globes, that there’s a huge critical consensus around a handful of astonishing performances. Most notably, there are the 11 nominations for Gravity, including best film and best British film, best director, and best actress […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch: “Everyone Wants Complicated Antiheroes”

It must be interesting being Benedict Cumberbatch right now. Acclaimed worldwide for his performances as both the rude and chippy Sherlock Holmes and the unpleasant and evil John Harrison in Star Trek Into Darkness, he’s fast becoming the go-to guy for that kind of brittle British baddy that everyone secretly roots for. However, he’s taking […]

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Michael Fassbender: Breakout Star or Just Another Talented Hunk?

The drawing power of┬áMichael Fassbender, the German-Irish actor who has been getting the big build-up in recent years, is being put to the test this weekend with the opening in the U.S. of┬áThe Counselor. This is his chance to live up to the cover billing alongside his picture on the front of the current issue […]

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WATCH: Michael Fassbender Defends Brutality in ’12 Years a Slave’

Michael Fassbender, who plays a very sadistic plantation owner in 12 Years a Slave, believes the film’s brutal depiction of slavery was justified. In the picture, which opens in New York today (October 18), audiences are led into the dark, horrific world of slavery in Louisiana in the 1840s. One of the most difficult scenes […]

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