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    Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor Star In New York Times Shorts. Watch Them All

    Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor Star In New York Times Shorts. Watch Them

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    WATCH: Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski Directs Blanchett, Redford, Ejiofor and Many More in 11 Gorgeous Short Films

    Here's a nifty thing. Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski directed 11 very short films for the New York Times Magazine, and the Times has a released a behind-the-scenes video of Kaminski directing the likes of Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oprah Winfrey, Adele Exarchopo...

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    Steve McQueen to Receive Director of the Year Award for '12 Years a Slave' at Palm Springs International Film Festival

    The 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Steve McQueen with the Director of the Year Award for his critically-acclaimed slavery epic “12 Years a Slave.” “12 Years a Slave” follows the incredible true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), born a free ma...

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    Actors Talk Actors: Julia Roberts, Ralph Fiennes, Benicio Del Toro and More Discuss This Year's Oscar Contenders in Variety

    In Variety's new SAG preview, 35 different actors discuss this year's likely Oscar contenders: Ralph Fiennes talks Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave," Candice Bergen talks Sandra Bullock in "Gravity," Julia Roberts talks James Gandolfini in "Enough Said" and much more. Quote highlights below.

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    'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Sells Overseas As Sales Company Fields 'Multiple Offers' From USA Distributors

    'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Sells Overseas As Sales Company Fields 'Multiple Offers' From USA Distributors

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    Awards Circuit: Things I Learned at the Governors Awards and Other Weekend Parties

    "This is what the Oscars should be like," said Warren Beatty after the fifth non-televised Academy Governors Awards Saturday night at Hollywood & Highland. The night was happy/sad. One minute the dinner guests were erupting in laughter, the next choking back tears.

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    Patsey's Plea: Black Women's Survival in '12 Years A Slave'

    You know a performance is powerful when you’re still thinking about it weeks after seeing the film. This is the case of the Lupita Nyong’o in Steve McQueen’s film adaptation 12 Years A Slave.

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    Rumor Mill - Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyeing 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Role?

    Rumor-mill - Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyeing 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Role?

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    Jaimie Alexander Says She Knows The "Storyline" Of 'Batman Vs. Superman' & New 'Star Wars 7' Casting Rumors Swirl

    J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan may be pouring enormous effort into retooling writer Michael Arndt's original draft of “Star Wars: Episode VII," but after Disney's refusal of producer Kathleen Kennedy's request to consequently delay production, Abrams and co. are forced to also push right ahead with...

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    Is '12 Years a Slave' Too Safe to Transform its Audiences?

    Richard Wright described problems of violence and inequity in the U.S. along these lines: "There isn't any Negro problem; there is only a white problem." Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" is a narrative of this "white problem." Beyond debates of whether the film is historically accurate, overly sen...

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