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  1. Golden Globes: Inside Sunday's Bashes With Matt Damon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lady Gaga

    9:43 pm PST 01/12/2014
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    THR is on the scene as the talent behind "12 Years a Slave," "Nebraska," "Behind the Candelabra," "Modern Family," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and more celebrate with execs at the evening's most exclusive parties. READ MORE

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  2. 'Gravity' Takes Top Prize at Australian Academy International Awards

    8:00 pm PST 01/11/2014
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    The space drama, "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" divide the honors among them. READ MORE

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  3. Fela Kuti Biopic Soldiers On, Without Steve McQueen or Focus Features

    11:00 am PST 01/09/2014
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    "12 Years a Slave's" Chiwetel Ejiofor would have played the iconic Nigerian singer, but "the movie is dead," its original director told THR -- yet its producer says former Focus chief James Schamus is reviving the pic. READ MORE

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  4. 18 Breakthrough Stars of 2013: Lorde, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tatiana Maslany and More

    4:52 pm PST 12/27/2013
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    The actors, actresses and musicians who went from relatively unknown to well-known, acclaimed performers, presented in alphabetical order. READ MORE

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  5. '12 Years A Slave': Summit Entertainment to Pull Italy's Unauthorized Posters of White Actors

    10:25 am PST 12/24/2013
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    Marketing materials in Italy for the Steve McQueen film center on Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, who each hold supporting roles. READ MORE

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  6. '12 Years a Slave' Leads London Critics' Circle Film Awards Nominations

    5:39 am PST 12/17/2013
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    The Steve McQueen-directed drama received nine nods, with "Philomena" getting five. READ MORE

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  7. Golden Globes: Trio of Actors Score Double Nominations

    12:18 pm PST 12/12/2013
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    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were all cited in both the film and TV categories. READ MORE

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  8. Golden Globes: '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Dominate Film Noms

    6:28 am PST 12/12/2013
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    Both films scored seven nominations each. READ MORE

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  9. '12 Years,' 'Breaking Bad' Dominate SAG Award Nominations

    6:18 am PST 12/11/2013
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    UPDATED: The actors in "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will face off in the top category of best motion picture cast. READ MORE

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  10. '12 Years a Slave' Named Best Picture by New York Online Critics

    2:03 pm PST 12/08/2013
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    The group also gave awards to "Gravity" for its direction and cinematography. READ MORE

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  11. Boston Critics Name '12 Years a Slave' Best Picture

    12:14 pm PST 12/08/2013
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    James Gandolfini gets a posthumous award as best supporting actor for "Enough Said." READ MORE

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  12. '12 Years a Slave's' Chiwetel Ejiofor: It Took Months to Leave Behind Emotional Role

    7:00 am PST 11/28/2013
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    "My hope was that I'd be able to drop the whole thing, but that wasn't possible," Ejiofor says. "I spent about two months, more or less on my own, just to try and come out of the experience." READ MORE

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  13. Oscars: The Hollywood Reporter's Guide to the Actor Categories

    9:00 am PST 11/22/2013
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    Alas, in a year of exceptional performances, only 20 can be awarded come nomination morning Jan. 16, as THR offers one way to judge in this role-by-role comparison of talent in similar pictures. READ MORE

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  14. AFM: Metro International Sells 'Half of a Yellow Sun' to U.K., Australia

    4:55 pm PST 11/11/2013
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    The feature debut of director Biyi Bandele stars Thandie Newton and “12 Years a Slave” actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. READ MORE

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  15. Dancing on the Edge: TV Review

    1:38 pm PDT 10/17/2013
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    Starz airs British miniseries about jazz, race and class as seen through the lens of Stephen Poliakoff and brought to life with elegant performances from Chiwetel Ejiofor and Janet Montgomery. READ MORE

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  16. '12 Years a Slave': What the Critics Are Saying

    1:14 pm PDT 10/17/2013
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    The often-brutal true story is praised by reviewers for its willingness to reveal the dark side of the antebellum U.S., with actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender also earning plaudits. READ MORE

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  17. Half of a Yellow Sun: London Review

    12:12 pm PDT 10/11/2013
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    Stars Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor elevate this lush if fundamentally soapy tale of a family surviving the Nigerian civil war. READ MORE

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  18. New York Film Fest: '12 Years a Slave' Cast Talks Tapping Into Brutal True Story

    9:00 pm PDT 10/09/2013
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    Michael Fassbender, Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and more reveal how they tried to capture the harsh reality of slavery. READ MORE

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  19. New York Film Fest: '12 Years a Slave,' 'All is Lost' and 'Nebraska' Clamor for Attention on Busy Night

    7:31 am PDT 10/09/2013
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    Stars Michael Fassbender, Robert Redford and Bruce Dern were joined by the likes of Madonna and Carl Bernstein at back-to-back-to-back screenings and receptions. READ MORE

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  20. '12 Years a Slave': Exclusive Portraits of Star-Producer Brad Pitt and His Cast

    9:11 am PDT 10/02/2013
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    The actor's "Game-on, f---ers" mantra has led him and his production company to create challenging films, including the historical drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a free black man who was sold into slavery. The Fox Searchlight film opens Oct. 18. READ MORE

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  21. John Singleton: Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie? (Guest Column)

    6:00 am PDT 09/19/2013
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    "42" and "The Help" had white helmers; "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it black, just not that black.' " READ MORE

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