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’12 Years A Slave’ & ‘The Butler’ Lead SAG Noms In Motion Picture Category

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Earlier this year odds were all for Lee Daniels’ The Butler and it’s pedigree cast, sweeping most group nods this award season … And then along came 12 Years a Slave.

HipHollywood was at the 20th Annual SAG Nominations Announcement where the the real showdown between the two pictures began. Both highly acclaimed films taking home the most nods in the category for motion picture.

12 Years a Slave star, Lupita Nyong’o will be a top contender this year in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her work in 12 Years. Joining Lupita in the same category, Oprah Winfrey, who was recognized for her role in, The Butler.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Forest Whiatker go head to head in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. Ejiofor, nominated for his role in 12 Years a Slave and Whitaker, for his outstanding act in, The Butler.

HipHollywood recently caught up with Ejiofor to talk about his latest role and to get his reaction on the buzz surrounding the film. “I’m very proud of the films that I’ve been working on and I’m excited for people to see them. It’s amazing, the response is kind of positive, I’m thrilled,” he told us.

Both films were also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

In the television category for the 2014 SAG Awards, Kerry Washington (no surprise) was recognized for her role as Olivia Pope in ABC’s, Scandal. The actress was nominated for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series.

Don Cheadle was recognized for his role in the comedy, House of Lies and Angela Bassett, was nominated for her performance in the Lifetime miniseries, Betty & Coretta.

See a full list of the nominees here:

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Meek Mill, Oprah & More: ‘Game Night’ Cast Reveal Who They’d Want To Play Games With

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If you love a good game night then you’re probably going to love the new comedy-crime flick Game Night hitting theaters Feb. 23.
Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams take fun and games to new heights playing a couple whose competitive gamenight gatherings become the setting of a murder mystery when things take an unexpected turn. Their game night crew consists of two pair of couples played by Lamorne Morris and Kylie Bunberry and Billy Magnussen and Sharon Horgan. The antics are pretty hilarious, and we could totally see ourselves attending a game night with them in real life.
So, we had to ask the cast if they were hosting a Game Night what celebs would they want to invite over. Their answers are heeeeeelarious. Apparently Lamorne Morris is super competitive and thinks he can beat LeBron James at any board game, Kylie Bunberry wants to play with Meek Mill (in jail or not) and Billy Magnussen thinks he can take Oprah down.
Don’t believe us just watch!
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