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Watch Solomon Northup's Descendants Discuss 12 Years a Slave and His Legacy

Originally posted 03/03/2014 11:00AM

Solomon Northup's descendants gather in Los Angeles Photo by: Courtesy The Hollywood ReporterThe descendants of Solomon Northup, the subject of Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave and author of the book on which it's based, gathered in Rochester, N.Y.; Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., for a series of photos organized by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Behind the Scenes of Our Exclusive Oscars Portfolio Photo Shoots

Behind the Scenes of Our Exclusive Oscars Portfolio Photo Shoots

Originally posted 02/13/2014 10:00AM

Amy Adams wore our photo editor's T-shirt, Lupita Nyong'o shot in sub-zero temperatures and more insider tidbits from the set

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Credit: Chiwetel Ejiofor and girlfriend Sari Mercer arrive at the 71st Annual Golden Globes; John Shearer/Invision/AP
Red Carpet Spotlight: Chiwetel Ejiofor Dishes on Awards Season | Chiwetel Ejiofor

Red Carpet Spotlight: Chiwetel Ejiofor Dishes on Awards Season

Originally posted 01/15/2014 11:00AM

We put the 12 Years a Slave star in the hot seat for an awards season Q&A

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Why You Should Remember the Name Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor: Why You Should Remember His Name

Originally posted 12/13/2013 03:30PM

Expect to hear a lot about Chiwetel Ejiofor (pronounced CHOO-it-tell EDGE-ee-o-for) in the next couple of months.

The London-born actor of Nigerian descent, 36, whose name means "God brings" in Igbo, received two Golden Globe nominations on Thursday. One for his role as Solomon Northup, a free man sold into slavery in 12 Years a Slave and the other for his work in STARZ's Dancing on the Edge. He also earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination on Wednesday.

One of his biggest supporters, who's expected to cheer him on this award's season, is Brad Pitt – his 12 Years a Slave costar and producer.

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Love Actually Breakout Stars: Then & Now | January Jones

Love Actually Breakout Stars: Then & Now

Originally posted 11/06/2013 05:00PM

On the 10th anniversary of the rom-com's release, take a look back at the stars who shot to fame

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Lupita Nyong'o: Making 12 Years with Brad Pitt Was an 'Out-of-Body Experience'

Lupita Nyong'o: Making 12 Years a Slave with Brad Pitt Was an 'Out-of-Body Experience'

Originally posted 10/16/2013 07:45PM

Scoring your first movie role is exciting. Scoring that role in a movie starring and produced by Brad Pitt is beyond exciting. Just ask Lupita Nyong'o, who has a memorable role in his new film, 12 Years a Slave.

The 30-year-old, who was raised in Kenya, plays a slave named Patsey in the pre-Civil War film, which is getting lots of Oscar buzz.

So how does she feel about making her debut in such a big movie?

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