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At the very last stop before the Oscars tomorrow night, Film Independent handed out its prizes for the Independent Spirit Awards today, and many Oscar front-runners solidified their status heading into the big event. Most notably, “12 Years a Slave” dominated the day, taking Best Feature, Best Director for Steve McQueen, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Screenplay for John Ridley.Read More
The New York Film Critics Circle just named David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” the Best Picture of 2013, also awarding the film and Russell Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress to Jennifer Lawrence, solidifying the not-even-out-yet film as a major player in this Oscar season. Best Director went to Steve McQueen for “12 Years a Slave,” while a pair of veterans, Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, took home the Best Actress and Best Actor trophies for “Blue Jasmine” and “All Is Lost,” respectively. Jared Leto, forever Jordan Catalano in ourRead More
There are no two ways about it, Steve McQueen’s unrelenting, unflinching and brutal “12 Years a Slave” is a modern masterpiece of filmmaking and the most visceral examination of slavery you are likely to ever experience. Anchored by an Oscar-worthy performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor, the journey of Solomon Northup into slavery and then back out again is not in the slightest easy to sit through, but is the sort of must-see film experience that comes along very rarely. The film begins near the end, with Ejiofor’s always dignified Solomon workingRead More
Fox Searchlight has released two new clips of “12 Years a Slave”. Steve McQueen‘s acclaimed drama stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Soloman Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery. Through his twelve years as a slave, he serves various owners, including the ruthless Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Sarah Paulson). In the first clip, Paulson’s character summons Northup to fetch a list of orders, to which he accepts with obedience. But before he heads out to do her errands, sheRead More
Fox Searchlight has released the first TV spot for Steve McQueen‘s forthcoming pre-Civil War drama “12 Years a Slave.” The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano and Alfre Woodard. “12 Years a Slave” tells the true of story of Soloman Northup (Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery, first serving a man named William Ford (Cumberbatch). His third slave owner, Edwin Epps (Fassbender), is the most malicious one yet. Along withRead More
“12 Years a Slave” continues its march towards Oscar with the announcement today that the Hollywood Film Awards, a dubious but ceremonial stop on the road towards awards season, will be honoring two of the Fox Searchlight film’s filmmakers at its October 21st gala. THR reports director Steve McQueen will receive the Breakout Director Award and actress Lupita Nyong’o will receive the New Hollywood Award. Nyong’o, who graduated from Yale School of Drama in just 2012, landed and plays the role of Patsey in the film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor andRead More
Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave"
Chiwetel Ejiofor is seen in happier times in the first clip released today via Vulture from Oscar favorite “12 Years a Slave.” Based upon Solomon Northup’s own memoir of the same name, the Steve McQueen film follows the free-born man as he’s kidnapped and sold back into slavery and the long, long road he endures to get back to his old life. As we can see in this first clip, Northup is living a comfortable and happy life as a free man, stopping in a store to buy his wifeRead More
And we’re off! The first really major indicator of this year’s Oscar race has just been unveiled, with Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” winning the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the titular “slave”, Solomon Northrup, a free-born son of a farmer who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Michael Fassbender, in his third collaboration with McQueen following “Hunger” and the criminally underrated “Shame,” turns villainous here as an abusive slave owner, while Brad Pitt plays Solomon’s family’s lawyer, who seek to free him afterRead More
Steve McQueen’s got a new movie coming out, and it looks just as riveting and powerful as his previous efforts, “Hunger” and “Shame.” Today, the first trailer for “12 Years a Slave”, which features the third collaboration between McQueen and Michael Fassbender, has been released, and it’s clearly going to be a major player during this year’s Oscar season. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the titular “slave”, Solomon Northrup, a free-born son of a farmer who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Fassbender turns villainous here as an abusive slave owner, whileRead More
You better not be teasing us now, The Wrap. Buried in a story about Chris Hemsworth becoming attached to Stephen Gaghan’s crime thriller “Candy Store,” the paper also reports Hemsworth is being eyed for a role in “Triumph”, a biopic of iconic American actor Steve McQueen, and that film has also offered a role to Liam Hemsworth, Chris’s younger “Hunger Games” star brother. The film is set up at Sony Pictures and the script – following the story of McQueen and his stunt double Bud Elkins – is still beingRead More