Sunday, March 2, 2014
The long-awaited night of the Academy Awards is upon us!
ImmigrationProf previously profiled Immigrant of the Day Lupita Nyong'o, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the abused slave Patsey in the powerful indictment of American slavery 12 Years a Slave (2013). (I must say that I am not sure that I could again sit through that horrific flogging scene of Patsey near the end of the film.). Nyong'o already has won the Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for the Golden Globe and BAFTA.
In a particularly strong field, the nominees for Best Supporting Actress are:
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"
By the way, I saw all of these performances and must say that the group of films is a very dark representation of life in past and present America.