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.”
Check out the clip below:
Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First
If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.
Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.
And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.
What I also loved were the new editions. Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman – and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.
Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.
Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne). But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.
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