Wishing everyone a great start to a great week.
All over the news, social media timeline and newsfeed, is a beautiful vision of red and a glowing pride of Africa at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o the ‘12 Years A Slave’actress, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, looked so wonderfully glamorous Sunday night in a bold red gown by Ralph Lauren. Although these African talented stars may not have snagged the award, they sure got the ball rolling with the nominations. Fingers crossed, I read in a FB newsfeed “sometimes they skip people over at the Golden Globes to reward them at other distinguished awards. So we can just hope that this is what will happen”
Our very own (but of course you know, the reference of “of Nigeria origin” is more applicable) “, Nigerian Chiwetel Ejiofor nominated for
Best Actor in a Drama – ‘Dancing On The Edge‘, already has five Golden Globe Award nominations. Chiwetel is nominated against Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom‘s Idris Elba, Captain Phillips‘ Tom Hanks, Dallas Buyers Club‘s Matthew McConaughey (who won) and All is Lost‘s Robert Redford.Chiwetel Ejiofor was also nominated for his role in ’12 Years A Slave’ .
28-year-old Somali-born newcomer actor Barkhad Abdi for his role in “Captain Phillips” He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. “Honestly, I’m in a state of shock,” he said of his unexpected acclaim. “I’ve been blessed, it’s a really great feeling, but wow.” he said in an interview with StarTribune. Wishing Barkhad more Hollywood recognition and success.
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Mini Series for ‘Luther’ (which he won a Golden Globe for in 2010) and Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ is the Ladies’ Man himself – Idris Elba – (Sierra Leone/Ghana) who proudly strutted the runway with his pregnant girlfriend.
Worthy of mention and congratulations on their forthcoming baby ::
Pregnant Kerry Washington seen for the very first time with Nigerian husband Nnamdi Asomugha [via Global Grind]
Wishing all these actors all the best, as they keep representing the African continent, reflecting her utmost and full potential in all ramifications, globally.
For the full winners’ list, click here
Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing..