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Watch Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong'o, Oprah Winfrey In Hollywood Reporter Awards Season Roundtable Chat

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 25, 2013 5:02 PM
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Watch Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong'o, Oprah Winfrey In Hollywood Reporter Awards Season Roundtable Chat

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

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • November 6, 2013 1:04 PM
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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.

Gotham Awards Nominees Include: Isaiah Washington, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, 'Let The Fire Burn'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2013 10:20 AM
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The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced the nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards, this morning, via Twitter, signaling the kick-off to the film awards season.

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2013 7:59 PM
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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 from the film, but these 2 new ones feature actresses who, until now, have been absent from all the clips released thus far - specifically Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, and Lupita Nyong'o.In the first one, titled "Let Me Weep, Solomon," Solomon (Chiwetel Ejiofor) tries to shake Eliza (Adepero Oduye), whose children have been taken away from her, out of despair. And in the second one, titled "Take Comfort," Mistress Shaw (Alfre Woodard) gives Patsey (Lupita Nyong'O) some words of wisdom.For our past coverage on the film, read Frances Bodomo's review HERE; Jai interviewed Lupita Nyong'o HERE and Alfre Woodard HERE; I interviewed Steve McQueen HERE; and most recently, Vanessa interviewed Kelsey Scott (who plays Northop's wife) HERE.

Watch Lupita Nyong’o In Trailer For Liam Neeson Action Thriller 'Non-Stop'

  • By Sergio
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  • October 16, 2013 10:14 PM
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She’s the actress everyone is talking about and is fascinated with - Lupita Nyong’o, who many film insiders are saying is a shoo-in to get a Supporting Actress Oscar Nomination for her performance in 12 Years A Slave.

Hollywood Film Awards: Lee Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Steve McQueen To Be Feted

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 4, 2013 12:23 PM
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Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that director Lee Daniels will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award." The honor will be presented at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21st, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Steve McQueen On Whether Being British Was Of Any Influence On Making '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2013 3:25 PM
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I love the no-nonsense way in which Steve McQueen handles himself. It's so rare to see this kind of forthrightness and outward displays of emotion from industry types - then again, I suppose he's still something of an *outsider,* not living in Hollywood (he doesn't even live in the USA actually).

From Book To Film: A Look At Steve McQueen's Upcoming Adaptation Of '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2013 6:37 PM
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NOTE: If you don't like spoilers, I strongly suggest that you skip this entire post. I don't give everything away, and we don't even really know with certainty how different the film will be from the novel. But just a precaution.

MTV Base Greenlights 'Shuga' For Nigerian TV

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2013 10:55 AM
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MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, have joined forces with the Nigerian government’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch Shuga, MTV’s award winning TV series and multimedia campaign.

Lupita Nyong’o Joins Nate Parker, Liam Neeson In Airplane Terrorist Thriller 'Non-Stop'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 12:17 PM
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She recently wrapped filming on Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave, playing Patsey, the pivotal role of a slave who's both the object of affection and cruelty of Master Epps, the character played by Michael Fassbender.