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What Does ’12 Years A Slave’ Star, Chiwetel Ejiofor Think About Best Actor Oscar Chances?

The locally-shot, ’12 years a Slave’ may sweep at this year’s Academy Awards.

The film based on Solomon Northup’s memoir received a whopping 9 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for Steve McQueen, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’0 and a Best Actor nod for Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Back in July, ’12 Years a Slave’ premiered downtown at the Civic Theater where News with a Twist’s Kenny Lopez asked the star about the possibility of winning an Oscar.

Watch the Academy Awards on ABC on Sunday, March 2nd.