12 years a slave

Ava DuVernay Casts 12 Years A Slave Actress Storm Reid For Lead In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

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Following a worldwide casting search, Director Ava DuVernay has cast 13-year-old rising Actress Storm Reid, as the lead in the forthcoming Disney film, A Wrinkle In Time. Reid made her big screen debut in the Oscar-winning Twelve Years a Slave. Since then, she’s booked several...

Lupita Nyong’o Gives Heartfelt Speech At Women’s Conference in Boston

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Actress and industry darling, Lupita Nyong’o continues to inspire women every where she goes, and this time she made a stop at the Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston where she delivered a moving speech that even brought her tears. Nyong’o who won an Oscar...

Mandela Screenwriter On Film’s Poor Performance: 12 Years A Slave ‘Sucked Up All the Guilt About Black People’

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It’s been months since Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years A Slave took home the Best Picture award, but it seems like some are still smarting from being overlooked during awards season. Recently, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom screenwriter William Nicholson had some interesting things...

Orly Nail Polish Gets “Creative” For Their “12 Years A Slave” Themed Manicure

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Just in time for the Oscars, Orly nail polish decided to celebrate the Best Picture nominees by designing manicures after them.  For example, take a look at Best Picture Nominee The Wolf of Wall Street inspired manicure: Get it? Wall St. looks like a street...

Lupita Nyong’o Wins Oscar for 12 Years A Slave

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Last night, Lupita N’yongo became the seventh black woman to win an Oscar award exactly 75 Years after Hattie McDaniel became the first.  Nyong’o, who wore a Prada pastel blue floor-length gown with a full skirt and plunging neckline and was surrounded by her 12 Years A...

’12 Years a Slave’ Makes History With Best Picture Oscar

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The slavery drama “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, and became the first movie from a black director to win the honor. British director Steve McQueen’s portrayal of pre-Civil War American slavery also won two other Oscars, including best...