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Why '12 Years A Slave' Screenwriter Feels 'Lucky To Be A Black Man' In Film

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices

John Ridley scored a career milestone when he was awarded an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in “12 Years A Slave” during the 86th annual Academ...

'12 Years A Slave' Feud Downplayed By Screenwriter

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

"12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley, who won an Oscar on Sunday night for his work in adapting Solomon Northup's title memoir, says he did not leave...

Pre-Live Tweeting the 86th Annual Academy Awards: The Gravity of Living in the Moment

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's a wonderful interactive way of experience a show with million web crawlers, but it also crushes the wonderment of individually watching something intently. I bring this up because recently I live tweeted the Grammy's, and felt like I missed out somehow.

Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Wins for 12 Years a Slave Suggest New Freedom for Authentic Black Storytelling

Chris Benson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Chris Benson

The validation of 12 Years a Slave could (maybe, possibly, hopefully) set the stage for more offerings of serious black subject matter in film. Honest stories that challenge us to face difficult (even disturbing) social and legal issues head on. Confrontational narratives. Narratives that complicate our social awareness.

The 28 Movies To See Before Oscar Night

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Now that the Oscar nominations are here and we know which movies are truly the year's so-called best, it's time to gear up your to-do list with the ma...

Check Out The Full List Of Oscar Nominations

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

"American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" are the top nominees at 86th annual Academy Awards. "Rush" star Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Mot...

Here's What Happened After A Second Viewing Of '12 Years A Slave'

Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

I was taken to task for not having "12 Years A Slave" on my top-10 list. (I had it ranked No. 16 overall, just behind other near misses: "Her," "Blue Jasmine," "20 Feet From Stardom," "The Spectacular Now" and "Inside Llewyn Davis.") My rationale was this: Last year was a particularly strong one for feature films, and I just didn't connect with "12 Years A Slave" enough to place it above those other movies. Then I watched "12 Years A Slave" a second time.

Oprah Winfrey Thought Lupita Nyong'o Was 'Amazing'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey and Lupita Nyong'o are expected to compete against each other for Best Supporting Actress at the 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony, bu...

Did 'Django Unchained' Steal The Thunder Of '12 Years A Slave'?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

Director Steve McQueen's new film, "12 Years A Slave," is garnering effusive praise and substantial Oscar buzz for its brutal depiction of slavery. ...

The Big Problem With '12 Years A Slave'?

Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

There are valid reasons for and against "12 Years A Slave" winning Best Picture, none of which have to do with the success of "12 Years A Slave." (Steve McQueen's film is, at its very worst, a very good movie; it's impossible to imagine anyone giving it a poor review.) As CinemaBlend's Katey Rich wrote on Friday, Oscar season is about the narrative. "Argo" won Best Picture not necessarily because it was a better film than "Zero Dark Thirty," "Lincoln" or "Silver Linings Playbook," but because it had the best backstory: an A-list Hollywood star hits the skids, rebuilds his career, gets snubbed in the process, and still triumphs over all. Not even Frank Capra could write a script like that.

Is The Oscar Race ALREADY Over?

Mike Hogan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Hello, Mike! I'm not even sure we should have this chat -- or any other this Oscar season -- since the Best Picture winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards is "12 Years A Slave."