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Oyelowo, Thompson, Ejogo, Boseman on W Mag Best Performances List

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*David Oyelowo, Chadwick Boseman, Tessa Thompson and Carmen Ejogo starred in some of Black Hollywood’s best movies of 2014 and now they’ve made W Magazine‘s 2015 best performances list.

For the movie issue, Boseman easily made it onto the list since he’s been on a role playing pop iconic figures. Last year, he made folks get up on their feet as the Godfather of Soul James Brown in “Get On Up,” according to YBF.

“To play James Brown, I would rehearse with a tight suit on. That’s the easiest way to get into character: the dress pants, the leather shoes, 
the button-down shirt, sometimes even a tie.,” he said.

He added, “to really understand the nuances of Brown’s dance style, you had to be properly dressed like him at all times. When he danced, he wanted you to see the crease in his trousers, the line of his sleeve, and, of course, his pinkie ring. So you had to have that on to show it off.”

Thompson garnered a spot on the list for playing Sam White, a socially-conscious student at almost all-white Ivy League school in “Dear White People.”

Also, she plays founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Diana Nash, who is sent to jail for protesting while four months pregnant in “Selma.”

“I’ve played pregnant women so many times, it sometimes feels that if there’s a story about the female experience, the female must be pregnant,” she said. “I’d actually love to play a vampire. That would be liberating.”

Early word about “Selma,” which opens up nationwide on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, says Ejogo is really good as Dr. King’s wife Coretta Scott King. She opened up to the magazine about playing Scott King and making it onto the list.

“Coretta Scott King was all about her pearls. At one point, I’m wearing pearl earrings 
the size of golf balls. They’re enormous! She was bold—she knew that she was the Jackie Kennedy of her community.”

And the most awards-contending performance out of the four goes to Oyelowo for his riveting portrayal as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Being British, I was able to play Martin Luther King Jr. as a human being rather than as an icon, a historical figure, a holiday,” he said.

He added, “he wasn’t part of my life the way he is for African-Americans. They grew 
up with photographs of Jesus, JFK, and Dr. King in their homes.”

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