Barkhad Abdi:
News Footage Pictures Film Quotes

Barkhad Abdi

0
0
Subscribe to Barkhad Abdi alerts

The Academy Opens Its Arms Once More: 271 Stars Invited, Inc. Nyongo'o, Pharrell, Fassbender

Tags: Lupita Nyong'o - Pharrell Williams - Barkhad Abdi

Like a basking shark, hoovering up the most talented plankton the world of cinema has to offer, The Academy has extended a warm invitation to a slew of new potential members.

Lupita Nyongo OscarsLupita Nyong'o with her Oscars at the 2014 ceremony [Photo: Getty images, credit: Kevork Djansezian] 

The headline acts comprise a host of last year’s most prominent nominees and winners: Lupita Nyong’o, who stunned with her performance as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s moving drama ‘12 Years a Slave’, Barkhad Abdi, whose turn as an uncompromising Somali pirate provided a perfect foil for Tom Hanks in ‘Captain Phillips’ and Pharrell Williams, who imbued Despicable Me with an irresistibly catchy soundtrack, have all been invited in and could vote for next year's nominees and winners.

Continue reading: The Academy Opens Its Arms Once More: 271 Stars Invited, Inc. Nyongo'o, Pharrell, Fassbender

Best Shirtless Performance? Who Should Win The Less Serious MTV Movie Awards?

Tags: Chris Hemsworth - James Franco - Jennifer Aniston - Jennifer Lawrence - Barkhad Abdi - Donald Sutherland - Mila Kunis - Leonardo Dicaprio - Zac Efron - Will Ferrell

The MTV Movie Award nominations have been announced and you know what? It’s so refreshing to see some different movies thrown into the mix! The MTV Movie Awards don’t take themselves quite as seriously as the Academy Awards or the BAFTAS, taking pop culture into account just as much as a good performance. The main movies that we’ve come to be acquainted with over awards season are still up for nomination, but which of these nominees do you think deserve a chance to take home one of the sillier (for lack of a better word) awards?

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth WILL Win Best Shirtless Performance

Best Kiss

Continue reading: Best Shirtless Performance? Who Should Win The Less Serious MTV Movie Awards?

The Financial Troubles of Barkhad Abdi, And What's Next

Tags: Barkhad Abdi - Tom Hanks

Barkhad Abdi might have taken home a BAFTA for his role in ‘Captain Phillips’ and earned an Oscar nomination, but it seems the actor has found himself in dire financial straights since his big movie break. So how exactly has an Oscar nominee now found himself broke and where can his career take him next?

Barkhad Abdi at the BAFTASBarkhad Abdi after his BAFTA win for 'Captain Phillips'

Barkhad Abdi was born in Somalia and spent the early part of his childhood being raised in Yemen. When he was 14 his family moved to the United States and settled in Minnesota, where the actor has since being living. Before landing the role in ‘Captain Phillips’ opposite Tom Hanks, Barkhad had worked as a limo driver, something which has been much played upon by the media as part of his ‘rags to riches’ story. While Barkhad was working as a limo driver in 2011 he heard of an open casting call happening in Minneapolis for Somalians to star opposite Tom Hanks in a new movie. Despite having no experience Barkhad went for the audition and got the role of Abduwali Muse, the leader of the pirates who would hijack ‘Captain Phillips’ ship. He was originally kept apart from Hanks until the pair had their first scene together to add to their performances. Speaking of the surreal experience of starring alongside Hanks Abdi said his thoughts on their first scene were ‘I can't believe I'm doing a scene with the Forrest Gump guy!”

Continue reading: The Financial Troubles of Barkhad Abdi, And What's Next

The Financial Woes of Barkhad Abdi Proves An Oscar Nomination Doesn't Mean Riches

Tags: Barkhad Abdi

The lifestyles of the rich and famous were on display for all to see on Sunday night; golden statuettes were handed out, thousand-dollar tuxes were worn and after parties were attended. Barkhad Abdi, a relative newcomer to this lifestyle, enjoyed all of that – apart from the statuette bit – but that doesn’t mean he’s living the movie-star lifestyle.

Captain PhillipsBarkhad Abdi Lays Down The Law in Captain Philips, Opposite Tom Hanks

It’s hard to escape the cynicism that surrounds Hollywood’s love for Abdi. The huge standing ovation he received for his Bafta award did seem a touch forced, especially considering he wasn’t that good in Captain Phillips. Then again, escaping war-torn Somalia, immigrating to the U.S via Yemen, becoming an actor, starring in a Hollywood blockbuster and winning an award for it is the stuff of movies, and his newfound peers are probably just relishing in the rarity of his remarkable story.

Continue reading: The Financial Woes of Barkhad Abdi Proves An Oscar Nomination Doesn't Mean Riches

Picture - Barkhad Abdi - Celebrities attend... Los Angeles California United States, Sunday 2nd March 2014

Barkhad Abdi - Celebrities attend 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Plaza. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

A Week In Movies: Oscars Too Close To Call, Lupita Rules The Red Carpet, Godzilla Crushes San Francisco, And Veronica Mars Is Back

Tags: Alfonso Cuaron - Steve McQueen - Matthew Mcconaughey - Chiwetel Ejiofor - Jared Leto - Barkhad Abdi - Cate Blanchett - Lupita Nyong'o - Aaron Johnson - Bryan Cranston - Michael Cera - Kristen Bell

The Oscars 2014

All eyes are on Hollywood this weekend as the Academy Awards take place this Sunday night. The least predictable Oscars in years, there are multiple possible winners in most of the major categories, as Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle vie for Best Picture and Alfonso Cuaron and Steve McQueen contend for Best Director. We relive some of the the biggest upsets in Oscars history here.

Other too-close races include actor (Matthew Mcconaughey vs Chiwetel Ejiofor), supporting actor (Jared Leto vs Barkhad Abdi) and supporting actress (Lupita Nyong'o vs Jennifer Lawrence). The only sure thing is Cate Blanchett for Best Actress. And that Gravity will mop up all the technical awards. Here is more detail on the best supporting actress Oscar battle between jennifer lawrence and lupita nyong'o being too close to call.

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Oscars Too Close To Call, Lupita Rules The Red Carpet, Godzilla Crushes San Francisco, And Veronica Mars Is Back

Barkhad Abdi:
News Footage Pictures Film Quotes

Barkhad Abdi Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Barkhad Abdi

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All

Comments