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David Oyelowo Is A Real Life African Prince

The Selma star was born in Britain, but his grandfather was king of an area in the African country and the actor spent much of his childhood there. However, Oyelowo insists life...

Steven Spielberg Wants David Oyelowo To Play Dr. King Again

Oyelowo played the civil rights icon in the the Oscar-winning movie, but failed to land an Academy Award nomination for his performance, and he has now revealed his turn as King won him...

David Oyelowo To Portray Exiled Botswana President In New Film

A United Kingdom will chronicle the real-life story of Khama's romance with Englishwoman Ruth Williams in 1948, which led to the couple's exile in 1951. Oyelowo will serve as a producer,...

Common Refutes Oprah Winfrey Oscars Snub

The Be hitmaker, real name Lonnie Lynn, was feted with the Best Original Song award for Glory, his collaboration with John Legend for civil rights movie Selma, which Winfrey co-produced and starred in....

Oprah Winfrey And David Oyelowo Not Bitter About Oscar Snubs

Selma stars Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo have shrugged off their disappointment after the film lost out on the prestigious Best Picture prize at the Oscars on Sunday (22Feb15), insisting the movie will live on...

Ava Duvernay 'Hurt' By David Oyelowo's Oscar Snub

Ava DuVernay is ''hurt'' David Oyelowo has not been nominated for an Oscar.The 38-year-old Brit stars as civil rights leader Martin Luther King in the DuVernay-directed hit 'Selma', but his performance - which has been...

David Oyelowo Frustrated By British Cinema

David Oyelowo doesn't think British cinema tells stories ''with black protagonists in a heroic context''.The 38-year-old actor - who recently starred as civil rights leader Martin Luther King in the Ava DuVernay-directed movie 'Selma' -...

'Selma' Honoured At Naacp Image Awards After Oscars Snub

Civil rights drama Selma has been named ‘outstanding film of 2014’, at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film. which chronicles the journey of Martin Luther King Jr. in...

David Oyelowo Backs School Black History Petition

Actor David Oyelowo is throwing his support behind a campaign to introduce black history into British primary education.The Selma star is helping to raise awareness of the petition as organisers needs to obtain 100,000 signatures...

'Selma': David Oyelowo's Oscars Snub Gets More Bizarre By The Day

Though civil-rights drama Selma is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars later this month, there's a palpable sense of injustice concerning Paramount's movie - which, for a short while, was considered a serious contender...

David Oyelowo Says Barack Obama Is A Fan Of Selma

David Oyelowo has revealed US President Barack Obama is a fan of 'Selma'.The British actor stars as Martin Luther King in the movie about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and has confirmed that...

David Oyelowo Left Britain For Acting Career

David Oyelowo insists he had to move to America to further his career because of a lack of roles for black actors in Britain. The 38-year-old actor - who was born in Oxford, southern England...

David Oyelowo Wants To 'Enrich' Lives

David Oyelowo wants to ''enrich'' lives through acting.The 'Selma' star has revealed that money doesn't mean anything to him when it comes to choosing which films he will appear in.He said: ''I'm in this for...

David Oyelowo Says Black Actors Only Get Recognition For Being "Subservient"

Many critics couldn't believe that the Academy Awards didn't nominate David Oyelowo for his portrayal of Martin Luther King in the critically acclaimed movie 'Selma,' and now the British actor isn't holding back when talking...

David Oyelowo: 'Race Issues Are To Blame For Oscars Snub'

Selma star David Oyelowo has put his Oscars snub down to ongoing race issues in Hollywood.The civil rights drama landed a Best Picture nod when the Academy Awards nominations were announced last month (Jan15), but...

Selma Director Hurt By David Oyelowo's Oscars Snub

Selma director Ava Duvernay felt deeply hurt after the film's star David Oyelowo was shut out of the Oscars nominations.The U.S. civil rights movement film landed a nod in the Best Picture category, but Oyelowo,...

Ava Duvernay Is 'Really Excited' About Working With David Oyelowo Again

Ava DuVernay is ''really, really excited'' about reuniting with David Oyelowo.The 42-year-old director - who has worked with Oyelowo on 'Middle of Nowhere', which won the Directing Award for US Dramatic Film at the 2012...

David Oyelowo Slams Benedict Cumberbatch Criticism As "Silly"

David Oyelowo, the British actor and star of Ava DuVernay's Oscar nominated civil rights drama Selma, has defended Benedict Cumberbatch in the wake of his U.S television interview during which he referred to black actors...

David Oyelowo Defends Benedict Cumberbatch

David Oyelowo has defended Benedict Cumberbatch over his remarks about diversity in the film industry.The 'Imitation Game' star used the term ''coloured'' when referring to black actors whilst discussing the lack of diversity in the...

Ava Duvernay Thinks Selma Tells An Important Message

Ava DuVernay thinks 'Selma' reinforces the idea that ''you're never too small to make a difference''.The Oscar-nominated film starring David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey tells the story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights...

David Oyelowo: 'Benedict Cumberbatch Controversy Is Ridiculous'

David Oyelowo has reached out to fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch to give him his full support amid the "ridiculous" controversy over The Imitation Game star's use of the word "coloured".The Oscar nominee came under...

David Oyelowo Reveals Pride At Playing Martin Luther King

David Oyelowo has fulfilled a ''lifelong'' dream starring as Martin Luther King in 'Selma'.The 38-year-old actor, who appears as the iconic leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, expressed surprise that the Ava DuVernay-directed film...

David Oyelowo And Ava Duvernay To Make Hurricane Katrina Film

David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay are to reunite for a film set during Hurricane Katrina.The movie will mark the third time Oyelowo and the director have worked together, having previously collaborated on 'Middle of Nowhere'...

After Oscars Snub, Ava Duvernay And David Oyelowo Announce 'Katrina'

Despite being snubbed in the Oscar categories for Best Actor and Best Director, Selma's David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay are re-teaming to develop a feature set during Hurricane Katrina.David Oyelowo is close to signing on...

David Oyelowo And Ava Duvernay Reteaming For Hurricane Katrina Movie

British actor David Oyelowo is preparing to reunite with his Selma filmmaker Ava Duvernay for a new movie set during Hurricane Katrina.DuVernay will write, produce and direct the drama, which will revolve around a love...

Stars Flock To The White House For Selma Screening

David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey were among the stars who turned out for a special screening of their movie Selma at the White House.The British actor, who plays Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil...

David Oyelowo Stayed In Luther King Character For 3 Months

David Oyelowo's wife felt she was having an affair with Martin Luther King Jr. because he stayed in character for three months while filming 'Selma'. The 38-year-old star portrayed the civil rights leader in the...

David Oyelowo Says Selma Has Been A 'Cinematic Journey'

David Oyelowo has been on a ''cinematic journey'' that led him to the role of Martin Luther King in 'Selma'.The 38-year-old actor first read the script for the film about the civil rights movement in...

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Addresses The Lack Of Diversity In This Year's Oscar Nominations

When this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning one thing which stuck out for many observers was the lack of diversity amongt the nominees. All 20 of this year's acting contenders are...

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