Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters shocked the film industry when they overlooked Ben Affleck in the best director’s category, this year they outdid themselves, snubbing safe potential contenders such as Emma Thompson, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks in the acting categories and Paul Greengrass in the directing category. Other … Continue reading American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations
Since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, has been making headlines and gaining praise from critics and audiences alike for its uncompromising depiction of the horrors of slavery in pre civil war America. This month, it has scooped 7 Golden Globe nominations, including Best … Continue reading Is 12 Years A Slave relevant in Obama’s America?
After failing to secure a win in recent critics awards, 12 Years a Slave gained a boost from The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), which honoured it with 4 nominations, for best ensemble cast, male actor in a leading role for Chiwetel Ejiofor, and supporting for Michael Fassbender and newcomer Lupita Nyong’o. Directed by Steve McQueen, … Continue reading 12 Years A Slave leads at the SAGs nominations
British director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has won the 38th Toronto Film Festival’s audience prize. Produced by Brad Pitt and Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, the film tells the real-life story of an African-American who was subjected to the cruelty of slavery for 12 years before he was freed by his white … Continue reading 12 Years a Slave Wins Toronto Film Festival