Chiwetel Ejiofor nominated for the best actor Oscar

Chiwetel Ejiofor was nominated for the best actor Oscar for 12 Years A Slave. The film, which has already garnered 10 Bafta nominations, was crowned best movie drama at the Golden Globes earlier this week.

Chiwetel Ejiofor who was born in Forest Gate Credit: Press Association

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Director Steve McQueen leads London Oscar hopes

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave leads the UK charge for Oscar glory after picking up a handful of nominations. Its stars, Chiwetel Ejiofor who was nominated for best actor.