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    You'll Probably Be Moved by this Conversation with Actress Adepero Oduye...

    It's an engaging *soliloquy* if you will, that I think shows the actress in a light that we rarely get to see.

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    The 22 Oscar Nominations We'd Most Like To See Tomorrow (But Probably Won't)

    We're a little under 24 hours away from the arrival of the 2014 Oscar nominations: tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST, Chris Hemsworth will drag his space viking physique out of bed to join Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in reading out the nominations. We made our predictions yes...

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    For Your Consideration: 5 Overlooked Supporting Actresses Who Deserve Some Oscar Season Attention

    Last week, we began our For Your Consideration series, with five Supporting Actor should-be-contenders, highlighting performances that deserve awards recognition, but have been otherwise overlooked by prognosticators and predictors. So this week, we're moving onto the Supporting Actresses.

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    Filmed Version Of 'Trip To Bountiful' In The Works At Lifetime w/ Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams

    Filmed Version Of 'Trip To Bountiful' In The Works At Lifetime w/ Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams

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    Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, Lupita Nyong'o Feature In 2 New Clips From '12 Years A Slave'

    Two more clips from Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release today (NYC & LA), after a much-celebrated, albeit brief trip through the film festival circuit. It'll expand nationwide in coming weeks.I certainly don't intend to post every single released clip...

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    The Women of 12 Years a Slave

    As a child my mother, an anthropologist, informed me that my great uncle's mother disappeared from the shores of Lake Victoria or Nam Lolwe, as we call it, when he was a boy. My great great aunt was likely captured during the thriving East African slave trade.

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    Lots Of New Footage In New '12 Years A Slave' Featurette (Video)

    Here's a nice behind-the-scenes featurette, highlighting the making of the film, featuring key cast and crew, including director Steve McQueen and star Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as a lot of new footage not seen in the only trailer that's been released thus far.

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    Adepero Oduye Is Replacing Condola Rashad In 'The Trip to Bountiful'

    Last week, when it was announced that the Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful, which was initially scheduled for a 14-week limited engagement through July 7, received a second extension to close on October 9, I wondered whether co-star Condola Rashad would be replaced for the latter half of th...

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    Watch Ava DuVernay's Miu Miu-Commissioned Short 'The Door' (Gabrielle Union Stars)

    Launched in 2011, wome's high fashion brand, Miu Miu's Women’s Tales initiative is an ongoing series of commissioned short films directed by an international selection of women directors, telling stories about women.

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    Zoe Saldana Is Apparently Taking Over For Mary J. Blige To Play Nina Simone

    Zoe Saldana Is Apparently Taking Over For Mary J. Blige To Play Nina Simone

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