Quote: "She's a 24." Chiwetel Ejiofor was very impressed with his Z For Zachariah co-star Margot Robbie's kissing skills on the set, giving her a 24 out of 10. In the film, the couple plays the last people on earth following an apocalypse.
Fact: Oscars host ELLEN DeGeneres ordered three large pizzas to feed the hungry celebrity guests during Sunday's (02Mar14) three-hour ceremony and proceeded to hand out slices to the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jared Leto, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Martin Scorsese with the help of the star-struck delivery man and Brad Pitt, who passed out paper plates and napkins at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Fact: Best Actor Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor had a surprise waiting for him on the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday (02Mar14) - his newswoman sister Zain Asher had left him a heartfelt video message, which E! host Ryan Seacrest shared with the 12 Years a Slave star.
Quote: "This was so emotional for me because, I'm going to try not to cry, this was a day that my family has really been hoping for and waiting for, for such a long time. Chiwetel, he's been acting since he's 13 years old and... oh my god! I told myself I wasn't going to cry. I do feel so emotional now." Chiwetel Ejiofor's sister, CNN reporter Zain Asher, breaks down in tears of joy as she discusses the British star's Best Actor Oscar nomination for 12 Years A Slave.
Quote: "Steve MCQueen created an entire family to tell one man's tale and I am delighted that so many of this family have also been recognised today. I am hugely grateful to the Academy for this great honour, and, of course, to Solomon Northup for sharing his story through his breathtaking book." 12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor celebrates the film's Oscar nominations success. It is up for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Film, Best Director (MCQueen), Best Actor (Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita N'yongo) and Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender).