Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor on Hollywood's biggest awards


During a “Salon Talks” episode with Salon’s D. Watkins, Academy Award-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor opened up about awards season and what Hollywood’s highest honors mean to him.

“I do find that it's true that the work is it's own reward if it really, if it sings, if it clicks with you, if you feel that it's been accomplished well. You know? It's, don't get me wrong, totally fantastic to get awards as well.”

In the clip above, Ejiofor and Watkins discuss Spike Lee’s 2019 Oscar win. Ejiofor is making his directorial debut with the new Netflix film “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” streaming and in select theaters now.

Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor’s full episode to hear more about writing and developing the script for “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” and why shooting in Malawi was an extreme challenge with many pay offs.


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