Selma stars David Oyelowo as Dr. King during the three 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery when King turned his attention on the Alabama cities to secure voting rights there and leading demonstrations that helped convince President Lyndon Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act. The script for Selma had languished in development for years, having been considered at different times by filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and Lee Daniels with DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, and Warner Bros. each vying for position to obtain rights to film the story of King.
“David Oyelowo is magnificent” -Rolling Stone
Directed by Ava DuVernay. Written by Paul Webb. Starring Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar, Saving Private Ryan, Ted), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Planet of the Apes), Cuba Gooding Jr. (As Good As It Gets, Men of Honor, Lee Daniel’s The Butler), Common (Smokin Aces, Wanted, Now You See Me), David Oyelowo (Interstellar, The Help, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Jack Reacher), Wendell Pierce (Ray Donovan, The Wire, Ray), Tom Wilkinson, Lorraine Toussaint, Alessandro Nivola, André Holland, Oprah Winfrey and Carmen Ejogo (The Purge: Anarchy, Pride and Glory, Alex Cross). Releases Christmas Day 2014, with wide release on January 9th, 2015. Return to Thumbnail View.
WINNER of the 2014 New Generation Award, Ava DuVernay, by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association
WINNER of the 2015 Movie of the Year Award, AFI
NOMINATED for Best Picture, Drama by the 2015 Golden Globes Awards
NOMINATED for Best Director, Motion Picture by the 2015 Golden Globes Awards
NOMINATED for Best Actor, David Oyelowo by the 2015 Golden Globes Awards
NOMINATED for Best Original Song, Common “Glory” by the 2015 Golden Globes Awards
NOMINATED for the Best Picture Oscar® by the 2015 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
NOMINATED for the Best Original Song Oscar®, Glory by the 2015 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
John Legend – Glory
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