The 2014 Black Online News Network "Bonny" Award goes to “12 Years as a Slave”

The movie “12 Years as a Slave”, based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom has been named by the Black Online News Network as winner of The Bonny, its annual award for outstanding achievement.
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Feb. 6, 2014 - PRLog -- Chicago, IL -  The Black Online News Network gives “12 Years as a Slave” five stars.  During the pre-Civil War years in the United States, Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty from a malevolent slave owner portrayed by Michael Fassbender, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his memorable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) altered his life forever.

    “12 Years as a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen and written by John Ridley, was released in the United States on October 18, 2013. The cast, in addition to Ejiofor, Fassbender and Pitt, features Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson and Alfre Woodard. Principal photography took place in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    The film has received widespread critical acclaim. The performance of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northrup has been applauded as an exceptional example of a man demonstrating determination to retain the essence of his humanity and survive as his world blows up around him, an understated but powerful effort.

    The Black Online News Network (BONN), is the largest online news portal targeted to African Americans. Its current digital network consists of 100 unique news web sites covering a wide range of today’s hottest and most provocative issues on the radars of African Americans worldwide.

    The Network delivers the latest National, International and Topical news and information. Viewers can access real-time news on a variety of subjects which include economics, wealth building, education, politics, consumer affairs, literature, careers, lifestyle and family, travel, sports, literature, movies, books, shopping, entertainment, technology and many others.

Sharon P Carson, The Bonn Group
Source:Black Online News Network
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