DAVID OYELOWO‘s masterful performance in Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. bipoic Selma continues to receive overwhelmingly positive critical and audience reactions and, with awards season in full swing, his list of wins and nominations is rapidly increasing. DAVID has been enjoying a fantastic few weeks and receiving numerous plaudits for a role described by the Hollywood Reporter as “one of the greatest performances you’ll ever see”.
As of today (17 December 2014), he has won three awards for Selma, including the Best Actor Award at the African-American Film Critics Association Awards, the Virtuso Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and, in January, he will be honoured with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor, at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
He has also received Best Actor nominations at the Golden Globe Awards, Image Awards, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Satellite Awards, Phoenix Critics Circle Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards, and named as one of Vanity Fair’s “10 Best Performances of 2014”.
Huge congratulations DAVID, and fingers crossed!
On the weekend of 6 December, DAVID‘s Selma co-star Oprah Winfrey hosted the “Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way” festival of events in Santa Barbara, California. The event was held to honor the upcoming film and to celebrate the lives of the iconic civil rights heroes who fought in the civil rights movement and those from the entertainment and arts industries who contributed to African American history. DAVID attended the emotional event and you can watch the featurette below:
Selma has also been racking up a wealth of award nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Song, Best Cinematography and numerous other categories across the board. This is set to be a very exciting awards season indeed, so keep watching this space!