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Exclusive: Jamie Foxx Reacts To ’12 Years a Slave’ And ‘The Butler’ Nominations

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Award season has kicked off and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has garnered multiple nominations already.

The 2013 adaptation of the 1853 autobiography by Solomon Northup led the 2014 Golden Globe nominations with seven nods and topped SAG nominations with four. Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a film whose pedigree cast was predicted to sweep all groups nods this year, was also highly recognized with three SAG nominations.

So while on the red carpet for Floyd Mayweather’s Annual Celebrity Classic Toy Drive and Basketball Game, Jamie Foxx, who had a hot run with Django Unchained last award season, shared with HipHollywood his reaction to the nominations.

“It’s fantastic, for us to be able to tell our stories, that’s the main thing,” Foxx said when asked how he feels about two strong Black films being top contenders this year.

“Sometimes slavery can be a touchy subject but you gotta tell em’. And those actors, it’s great for them to get that shine because it’ll move them on to other things. Forest Whitaker and those guys, it’s absolutely amazing.”

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  1. Marliatou Diallo

    December 19, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    It is good to know the word slave is a subject that bring people down but it is good to know it is the way people are taking it in their feeling and emotions. I think I have freedom to express myself so I am free of being a slave for someone. Thanks to America the Freedom place.

    • Marliatou Diallo

      January 8, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      I am excited to go to Niagara Fallsview Casino and Hotel to enjoy my time with Jamie Foxx who is one of the best singer in our community. Thanks to be the best J Foxx.

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‘Annihilation’s’ Leading Ladies Use Intense Military Training As Bonding Experience

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Annihilation is one hell of a visually stunning sci-fi film with five female leads on an expedition to uncover the mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline.

For Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez, the film, which also lends a voice to what is being called the year of the woman, dressing in head to toe military gear and going through tactical training was a bonding experience.

“”t was really fun. It’s weird to say that. But to have all these women in military training together, where we had to do these exercises … it was a great bonding experience with each other.” Portman told us.

And although the women had the opportunity to use real guns, firearms is not something the ladies of Hollywood advocate. “I’m anti gun to be honest,” Rodriguez said. “I say no guns. There’s no reason for people to have guns especially when you have these,” she said while holding up her firsts.

This past week Gina has been very vocal via social media about gun legislation and the idea behind policy and change following the tragic high school massacre an Parkland, Florida.
Annihilation, also starring Oscar Isaac, hits theaters on February 23.
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