Sunday, December 15, 2013

Non-American black actors dominate awards season

Black British actors and performers of African descent lead the way at the Golden Globes, with acting nominations for Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and Barkhad Abdi.

Leading men Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Elba (Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom) have each been nominated for two awards. Best actor in the coveted motion picture category and best actor for small screen roles.

Hollywood newcomer Nyong’o got a best supporting actress nod for her poignant portrayal of Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. Abdi, an unknown first-time actor, received a nomination for best supporting actor for his character in Captain Phillips.

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