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100 BAFTA Moments - Chiwetel Ejiofor Wins the Leading Actor Award in 2014

3 January 2015

36 days to go - the actor wins for his performance as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave

In 2014, Chiwetel Ejiofor received the first BAFTA of his career for his unforgettable role as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013). Other nominees included Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale. 

Ejiofor was one of the first Rising Star nominees in 2006. Now celebrating its tenth year, this year's nominees will be revealed on 7 January. 

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Event: EE British Academy Film Awards Venue: Royal Opera House Date: Sunday 16 February 2014 Host: Stephen Fry Area: CEREMONY