Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

Chiwetel Ejiofor wins BAFTA Award for '12 Years a Slave'

See also

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has just won a BAFTA Award for Best Performance by a Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in "12 Years a Slave" on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the 67th Annual British Academy Film Awards in London, UK. The BAFTA Awards are presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and honors the best in television and film. Tonight’s show was hosted by actor Stephen Fry.

"12 Years a Slave" is set in pre-civil war America. It is the story of an African-American free man named Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) living in the north that is drugged, kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Chiwetel Ejiofor brilliantly portrays Northup from the kidnapping through his years in slavery.

This is the first BAFTA Award win and second nomination for Chiwetel Ejiofor. In 2006 Ejiofor was nominated for Rising Star Award.

Also nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role were:

"12 Years a Slave" was nominated for ten Screen Actors Awards this evening, including a nomination for Best Film.

For all the upcoming Oscar news check out my Annual Academy Awards Facebook Page

Are you a movie fan? Join the conversation on Facebook!

For Palm Springs visitors and residents check out TheMovieGal.com.

Receive e-mail alerts when for the latest film news and movie reviews. Just click on the "Subscribe" button above. Thank you!

Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones and no texting, please don't talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don't forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.

-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun photoshopping an angry Jack White at a Cubs game
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Kliff Kingsbury reads a series of flattering tweets praising his good looks
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Jamaal Charles
    Kansas City Chiefs make Jamaal Charles the second highest paid running back in NFL
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    Camera
    9 Photos
  • Nikki Bella
    How will fans react if the WWE decides to turn Nikki Bella into a heel?
    Camera
    5 Photos

Related Videos: