Sunday 15 December 2013

American Film critics vote '12 Years A Slave', not Ejiofor

If the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences goes by the verdicts of the American critics, one of the favourites for the next Oscar, Nigerian-born British actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor could lose out.

One of the influential groups for the world’s most prestigious film award, the African American Film Critics Association, has just ignored Ejiofor’s performance in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave.

Chiwetel Ejiofor
The film has been named the Best Film of 2013, but the lead actor, Ejiofor - a Golden Globe Nominee - missed out in the awardees as Forest Whitaker was named best actor for Lee Daniels' The Butler. 

Earlier this month,  12 Years a Slave had failed to impress the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in the Best Picture category as well as New York Film Critics Circle.

Also on the list of the critics’ top 10 Best film of 2013 is Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

TV queen, Oprah Winfrey’s supporting role in The Butler, and Jared Leto's  supporting actor for Dallas Buyers Club were also named as winners.

Other films in the top ten include American Hustle, Gravity, Fruitvale Station, Saving Mr. Banks, Out of the Furnace and 42.

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