David Oyelowo talks Emmy nomination for HBO's 'Nightingale'

David Oyelowo is nominated for an Emmy award for his performance in the HBO movie ‘Nightingale.’ he plays a very lonely man losing his grip on reality. In one memorable scene, his character is trying to connect with an old army buddy, whose wife won't put him on the phone.

Fun facts about David Oyelowo (Source: Wikipedia)

David is a British actor. He has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012),Lincoln (2012), and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013). On television, he played MI5 agent Danny Hunter in the British series Spooks (2002–04), and as of 2014, provides the voice of Imperial Security Bureau agent Kallus on the animated series Star Wars Rebels.

In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr. in the biographical drama film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor (Drama)

In 2012 Oyelowo appeared in Middle of Nowhere. Writer-director Ava DuVernay had been a fan of his work and had considered asking him to take the role, however before she could Oyelowo received the script coincidentally from a friend of DuVernay's who happened to be sitting next to him on the plane and was considering investing in the project. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to critical raves. That same year Oyelowo appeared in Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Oyelowo reunited with Daniels the following year in The Butler.

In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr. in the biographical drama film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor (Drama). Also in 2014, he starred in the HBO movie Nightingale, for which he won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries and is also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

The Emmy Awards will be given out on Sunday, September 20th, right here on FOX 11.

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