U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon honored Mandela as a “giant for justice,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls him a “shining example” while Indian media compares the late South African leader to Mahatma Gandhi. READ MORE
"We were just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family," Prince William said after the London event at The Odeon Leicester Square. READ MORE
Harvey Weinstein said it was easy to get the superstar band to agree to compose music for the film and suggested the group's a perfect fit, but Bono and The Edge said they worked hard to get it right. READ MORE
The two stars of Justin Chadwick's biography share what it was like to play Nelson and Winnie Mandela. "Young audiences don't get a chance to see a living legend every day, heroes are few and far between now," says Elba.
The films in the awards-season hunt include Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," Matthew McConaughey's "Dallas Buyers Club," Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." Does anyone have an edge? READ MORE
THR learns what Mandela said when he saw a clip of Elba in prosthetics ("is that me?"), while director Justin Chadwick shares why he wanted to show "not just the saintly side, but the flesh and blood side" of the anti-Apartheid leader. READ MORE