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Three Actors of African Descent Among Oscar Nominees

Three actors with ties to Africa are among the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards, or Oscars. Chiwetel Ejoifor received a best-actor nomination for his role in 12 Years a Slave. Ejoifor is of Nigerian descent. Lupita Nyong'o, an actress with Kenyan roots, is a contender for best supporting actress for her work in the same movie, which received a total of nine nominations.And Somali-American Barkhad Abdi received a best supporting actor nomination for his role as a pirate in Captain...

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