17 Jan 2014

Nigerian Actor, Ejiofor Bags Oscar ‘Best Actor’ Nomination

The movie '12 Years A Slave', which has nine nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. Stars from the movie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Micheal Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o, have also been nominated for Best Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. Ejiofor has been nominated for his performance as Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen’s harrowing drama.
The actor plays Northup, a black New Yorker who is kidnapped and sold to a New Orleans plantation, run by Best Supporting Actor nominee, Michael Fassbender. Should he win the 'Best Actor' at the Oscar, Ejiofor who is of Nigerian origin, would be the first black British actor to receive the accolade. The winners will be announced at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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