Northup was put to work on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being released. The first scholarly edition of Northup’s memoir, co-edited in by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon , carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup. The locations used were four historic antebellum plantations ; Felicity , Bocage , Destrehan , and Magnolia. Of the four, Magnolia is nearest to the actual plantation where Northup was held. The Best Picture win made McQueen the first black British producer to ever receive the award and the first black British director of a Best Picture winner.
12 Years a Slave
Benedict Cumberbatch showed off his silly and sweet sides at the Oscars on Sunday. The actor had two roles at the show — one acting as presenter with Jennifer Garner and the other as a supporter for his latest project, 12 Years a Slave , which was up for numerous awards. Benedict took the stage by storm with his costars when the film won the award for best picture.
While Benedict wasn’t up for any nominations himself, his costars Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, and Chiwetel Ejiofor were all featured in major acting categories.
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Kahn, 32, who has known Ms. He was being feted at a glittery, exclusive soiree here, surrounded by Hollywood luminaries. That Ms. She got teary in her televised acceptance speech, then sang and lit birthday candles at the after-party, still dressed in her turquoise Gucci gown. It was another laurel for Ms. As one of the five best supporting actress Oscar nominees, Ms. In November, she was still coaching people on how to pronounce her name and cooing over meeting Oprah Winfrey.
Winfrey were embracing like old chums. She has accumulated more than , followers on Instagram, where she posts photos of her starry exploits.
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By George Stark and Baz Bamigboye. It was an emotional night for the cast and crew of 12 Years A Slave, as the film took home the award for Best Picture at Sunday night’s Oscars. Producer Brad Pitt thanked the Academy for the ‘incredible’ win, while director Steve McQueen praised his mother Mary for her ‘hardheadedness’ and said the film was about the will ‘not just to survive but to live’.
However, it was Lupita Nyong’o’s heartfelt acceptance speech, as she took to the stage to accept Best Supporting Actress, that really struck a chord with the audience. Bringing down the house: Lupita Nyong’o’s heartfelt acceptance speech deeply touched many in the audience. Making an entrance: Lupita lifts her Prada gown to make sure she doesn’t trip on her way to the stage. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own. Celebration: Lupita and Brad embrace as the happy news is announced on stage.
So proud: Lupita shows her father Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o her name newly engraved on the coveted Oscar trophy. Exciting moment: Lupita watches as her statue is engraved the Governors Ball after the Oscars. Girl done good: Lupita celebrated her win but didn’t forget about the reason Steve McQueen wanted to make it.
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While lead performance accolades seem to eschew risk in favor of mass appeal, the supporting categories—of course—help carry the enthusiasm of the ceremony by taking chances and recognizing challenging performances, often by newcomers. Speaking of TFF, it was there that the film first received a standing ovation. How does it feel to be involved in a project that elicits such extreme reaction?
Not everyone can handle the truth. So in that respect, the film is doing its job. Steve constantly talked about wanting to do the story justice and he did so exquisitely. He does that autobiography such justice, and the film is so beautiful. Oh, absolutely. Steve worked hard to match that. We all did. I auditioned! I was just graduating from the Yale School of Drama, so I was finally allowed to audition for things. I put myself on tape in New York and two weeks later was invited to Louisiana to audition with Steve.
That was the last step and then I go a call the next day offering me the part.
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Tears and triumph as Lupita Nyong’o accepts her Best Supporting Actress Oscar with (back row) actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong’o, Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years actor Chiwetel Ejiofor with girlfriend Sari Mercer.
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Benedict Cumberbatch , in full Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch , born July 19, , London, England , acclaimed British motion-picture, theatre , and television actor known for his portrayals of intelligent, often upper-crust characters, for his deep resonant voice, and for his distinctive name. He gained widespread popularity playing a modern Sherlock Holmes in the television series Sherlock — and subsequently garnered a succession of substantial roles in mainstream features.
He took a year off between school and university, during which he taught English to Tibetan Buddhist monks in India. He became a familiar face on television as well, playing supporting roles in series such as Tipping the Velvet and Silent Witness both , Fortysomething , and To the Ends of the Earth He earned rave reviews for his work and won several major theatrical awards, including the Olivier Award in Britain. Cumberbatch achieved a new level of fame as the villain Khan in the Hollywood blockbuster Star Trek into Darkness His turn as Turing earned him an Academy Award nomination for best actor.
Cumberbatch returned to the stage as the titular Danish prince in a production of Hamlet.