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Idris Elba: “Molly’s Game is about gender balance and power”

By all accounts, Idris Elba has had an incredibly good year. First, he played the heroic Roland Deschain in Nikolaj Arcel’s “The Dark Tower” and reprised his role of Heimdall in “Thor: Ragnarok.” Then, the actor took on his first lead romantic role in Hany Abu-Assad’s “The Mountain Between Us,” …

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AwardsHollywood

‘Glory’ wins an Oscar

Common and John Legend- Bringing Oscar ‘Glory’ to ‘Selma.’ (Photo by Jason Merritt Getty Images Entertainment). After the controversy the film received over snubs for its cast and director, “Selma” did get an Oscar after all. At least, the theme song “Glory” won the Best Original Song trophy for performers …

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Hollywood

No Oscar for Oprah

Nominations for the 86th Annual Academy awards were announced this morning and offered a few snubs and surprises. Surprise snubs were Tom Hanks, Forest Whitaker, Emma Thompson and Oprah Winfrey who all failed to garner best acting nominations. Hanks who captivated audiences with his real life portrayal of merchant mariner Richard …

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Hollywood

Elba, Ejiofor, Oyelowo nominated for 2014 Image Awards

Announced during a press conference in Pasadena, California, Chiwetel Ejiofor received two best actor nominations for the television drama “Dancing on the Edge” and movie “12 Years a Slave.” Idris Elba was recognized for his lead role in the BBC drama “Luther” and his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” David Oyelowo …

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Comedy

Idris Elba, Basketmouth, Bovi at Koko Concert

Hollywood superstar, Idris Elba, joined Nigerian super comedians; Basketmouth and Bovi, on stage at the recently held Koko concert in Lagos. They combined to thrill Nigerians with some blowout rib-cracking jokes. This is a must-watch. Enjoy!   Idris Elba

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Hollywood

PAFF: Paving the Way for Black Films

The competitive line-up for the 2012 Pan African Film Festival is heavily loaded with powerful narratives, off-the-wall tales and urban love stories. A showcase for films of African heritage, and an alternative to mainstream film festivals such as Cannes and Sundance, it’s a place, according to the festival’s co-founder, Ayuko Babu, …

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