Posts tagged "12 years a slave"

The Oscar Best Picture Nominees As Pie Charts

I'm starting to get very, very concerned that "American Hustle," the most boring overrated movie of the year ("The Wolf of Wall Street" is the most entertaining over-rated movie of the year, by comparison), has the momentum to beat "12 Years a Slave" as the Best Picture at Sunday's Academy Awards. I will weep if that happens. Steve McQueen'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 1, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o: “There Is No Shame In Black Beauty”

Yetsreday ESSENCE magazine bestowed Lupita Nyong'o the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at their 2014 Black Women in Hollywood luncheon for her Oscar-nominated performance in "12 Years A Slave." While receive this honor, Lupita gave an acceptance speech which was both heartbreaking and inspiring. She spoke about Black beauty and the times as a young adult that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2014

Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue Has Equal Number Of Black & White Stars On The Cover

Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood Issue hits stands any day now, but the cover image has already hit the internet. The three-page-gatefold cover (the third page of the gatefold is after the jump) features six Black actors and actresses and six white actors and actresses, the former either indicating that the mag decided to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2014

Her Best Looks: Lupita Nyong’o

Y'all, I have a new style crush and it is serious. Her work in "12 Years A Slave" is astounding and more than worthy of winning her an Academy Award, but I can't stop obsessing over actress Lupita Nyong'o's incredible fashion sense. She can wear anything! Black, white, every damn color of the rainbow -- name it, she looks amazing i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2014

Here Are The Nominees For The 2014 Academy Awards!

This morning, the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced. For the most part, the nominees were expected, and there were few noticeable snubs -- though I am still steaming that James Franco in "Spring Breakers" has been all but overlooked this awards season. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2014

Italy Promotes “12 Years A Slave” With White Actors Instead Of Its Critically Acclaimed (And Black!) Star Chiwetel Ejiofor

The movie "12 Years A Slave" is being heralded as one of the best films of the year, is expected to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, and leads the Golden Globe nominations with seven nods. Its star is Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is winning accolades left and right for his performance as Solomon Northup, a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2013

James Franco Reviews “12 Years A Slave” For VICE But Not Without A Complaint About The Blowjob In “Shame”

"[As the sex addict in Shame] he wasn’t such an addict in my opinion ... I mean, what did he do? Watch porn and screw a handful of people a week? I could point to quite a few folks who do that. And that scene where he’s at his lowest point and wants to fuck and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2013

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “12 Years A Slave,” Make Eggplant Parm Lasagna & Polka Dot Some Pumpkins

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 20, 2013