Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 YEARS A SLAVE by Steve McQueen.
For performance as Solomon Northup, a free man sold in to slavery in 1841, in this film based on his 1853 autobiography.

Golden Globes: 3 nominations

2014 Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: DANCING ON THE EDGE
2010 Best Actor TV Mini-series ENDGAME
2007 Best Actor TV Mini-series TSUNAMI: THE AFTERMATH
2007 Best Actor drama KINKY BOOTS

Cast by Steven Spielberg at age 19 in AMISTAD (1997), had break-out role in DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (2003) by Stephen Frears, was directed by Woody Allen in MELINDA AND MELINDA (2005), by John Singleton in FOUR BROTHERS (2005), by Spike Lee in INSIDE MAN (2006), by Alfonso Cuarón in CHILDREN OF MEN (2006), by Ridley Scott in AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007), by Roland Emmerich in 2012 (2009), by Philip Noyce in SALT (2010)