Both Chiwetel and Lupita have been on the international radar since since starring in Steve McQueen’s heart wrenching drama 12 Years a Slave.
Chiwetel was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama while Lupita was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
Earlier today the stars also received SAG Awards nominations for their much praised roles in the historical film. Chiwetel got an Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role nod while while Lupita got an SAG Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role nomination.
12 Years a Slave (the movie) was also nominated in several categories – Outstanding Performance By a Cast in a Motion Picture for SAG Awards and Best Original Score for a Motion Picture and Best Motion Picture, Drama at the Golden Globes.
The cherry on top: Steve McQueen’s Golden Globe Best Director for Motion Picture nod.