Vanity Fair Celebrates Black Hollywood

Vanity Fair magazine finally recognizes notable black celebrities on its 20th Annual 'Hollywood' cover. The cover, beautifully photographed by Annie Leibovitz, features black stars who are not quite household names in mainstream America, but their faces are easily recognizable. The three-panel foldout cover features Oscar nominees Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), as well as Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), George Clooney (Gravity), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Chadwick Boseman (42), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), and Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color). What? No Sandra Bullock?

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12 Years a Slave

The awards and accolades continue to pile up for '12 Years a Slave', which won the People’s Choice Audience award from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Deadline.com reports.

'12 Years a Slave' debuted at Telluride Film Festival, and is already generating talk of Oscar nominations, despite earning the rep of being "too difficult" to sit through.

The Fox Searchlight Film is based on the true story of a free black man from upstate NY, Solomon Northup, who is abducted and sold into slavery. In his 12th year of slavery, Northrup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) has long been forgotten by the wife and children he left behind.

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