On Friday afternoon after meeting with our financial advisor and having lunch at Cafe Bernard, Sharon and I watched 12 Years A Slave at the Varsity Theater in Davis. We are trying to knock out as many of the Oscar nominated films as possible before the Academy Awards show in early March. The film received nine Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for McQueen, Best Actor for Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor for Fassbender, and Best Supporting Actress for Nyong'o.
The film is an adaptation of Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir of the same name. Northup was a New York State-born free negro who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. He worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for twelve years before his release.
I am predicting that 12 Years A Slave gets the Oscar for Best Picture. I don't expect Ejiofor to win Best Actor. I am predicting that Matthew McConaughey get the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club.