IMDb > Nelson Mandela > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 61 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


Morgan Freeman To Be Honored With 2017 SAG Life Achievement Award

24 August 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Morgan Freeman – Academy Award winning actor, producer, voice actor and activist – has been named the 54th recipient of SAG-aftra's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Freeman will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards,which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt). Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Freeman’s exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Academy Award, HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, seven Image Awards, a Silver Berlin Bear, several Obies, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Conan’ Reveals Trump-Obama Tapes: “Any Other Juicy Mandela Quotes You Could Throw My Way”?

18 August 2017 7:48 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“Hey, Barack,” says the current president to the former. “Don’t hang up.” And so begins the secret phone conversations between Donald Trump and Barack Obama – the not-exactly-Smithsonian-worthy recordings under the exclusive domain of TBS’s Conan. The very funny faux-convos, which host Conan O’Brien unveiled last night, begin and end with Obama’s having twitter-trumped Trump by scoring the most retweets ever for his post-Charlottesville sharing of a Nelson Mandela quote.… »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Wound’ Review: Adult Circumcision Drama Cuts the Tension Between Masculinity and Modernity

16 August 2017 1:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The cut only only takes a fraction of a second, but the trauma it leaves behind takes a lifetime to heal. It happens every winter, as teenage boys of South Africa’s Xhosa culture are spirited up to the hills around their hometowns, stripped down and smothered in ghostly white paint, and told to spread their legs. Their foreskins are then sliced away by tribal surgeons, many of whom use rusted knives rather than sterile medical equipment. All the same, it’s absolutely forbidden for the initiates to scream out in pain. This is a rite of passage, the start of a three-week initiation ritual meant to confer manhood — boys cry, but men suffer in silence. As Nelson Mandela wrote in his memoir: “An uncircumcised Xhosa man is a contradiction in terms.”

Ukwaluka is a time-honored practice; it began long before Mandela himself endured the experience in 1934, and it still »

- David Ehrlich

Permalink | Report a problem


Barack Obama’s Charlottesville Tweet Is Most-Liked Ever; Quotes Nelson Mandela

16 August 2017 8:13 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Three million, three hundred nine thousand and seven hundred forty five – and counting: Barack Obama’s Charlottesville tweet, in which the former president shares Nelson Mandela’s “No one is born hating another person” quote, is officially the most liked tweet ever. Twitter confirmed the new record at 12:41 a.m. today. “The tweet from @Barack Obama is now the the most liked tweet ever,” Twitter announced (in a tweet, of course). As of Wednesday morning, Obama’s August 12… »

Permalink | Report a problem


Barack Obama Makes Twitter History With Charlottesville Response

16 August 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Former President Barack Obama made Twitter history on Tuesday night when his tweet about the violence at white supremacist rallies on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, became the most “liked” tweet ever. The tweet features a photo of the former president peering into a window, face-to-face with some children of varying races. It was taken in 2011 when he was visiting his daughter Sasha’s school in Bethesda, Maryland. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” it says, quoting a famous creed from Nelson Mandela. "No one is born hating another. »

- Ashley Boucher

Permalink | Report a problem


Barack Obama Charlottesville Tweet Becomes Most-Liked of All Time as Late Night Hosts Take Aim at Trump Again

15 August 2017 11:09 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Barack Obama's powerful tweet in response to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend has become the most-liked message in the history of Twitter.

Obama took to Twitter on Saturday to share a message of hope and tolerance as spoken by the late Nelson Mandela.

"'No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,'" the former president quoted in a series of three posts. ""People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love… For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.' - Nelson Mandela"

News: John Legend, Barbra Streisand & More Celebs Condemn President Trump's Charlottesville Press Conference

The first of the three tweets, which features a photo of Obama visiting children at a day care center in Maryland, has been liked »

Permalink | Report a problem


Barack Obama’s Tweet Following Charlottesville Protests Is Now Most Liked in History

15 August 2017 8:53 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Barack Obama continues to inspire — and breaks records while doing it.

The former U.S. president took to Twitter on Saturday in the aftermath of the violent Charlottesville rally that took the lives of three people, writing a Nelson Mandela quote: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”

Obama’s Tweet became the most liked tweet in history on Tuesday, surpassing Ariana Grande’s distraught tweet following the Manchester terrorist attacks that occurred after her concert in May. It set the record at about 10 p.m. Et with more than 2.73 million likes, »

- Alexia Fernandez

Permalink | Report a problem


It's No Coincidence Oprah's California Estate is Reminiscent of a Southern Plantation: 'It's the Promised Land!'

14 August 2017 10:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oprah’s 65-acre California estate is truly heavenly, but it’s filled with references to a much darker time and place.

The TV mogul began looking for a Southern plantation to call home shortly after the release of her 1998 movie Beloved, she tells Vogue in the September issue. The film, which is based on the novel by Toni Morrison and tells the story of a runaway slave, was a box office flop, Oprah notes, but it did have a profound effect on her house hunt.

Related: Step Inside Oprah’s $14 Million Telluride Mansion – Equipped with a 1,600 Bottle ‘Wine Mine’

The »

- Mackenzie Schmidt

Permalink | Report a problem


Barack Obama Tweets Poignant Message About Racism in Wake of Charlottesville Tragedy

12 August 2017 6:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Following a violent day of protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, former president Barack Obama offered a poignant message about racism on social media Saturday night. Obama took to Twitter to offer a reflection on the nature of hatred and love, courtesy of Nelson Mandela. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…,” the president tweeted in a series of messages. “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love…” Also Read: Trump Shredded for Charlottesville Violence Comments: 'A National Embarrassment' “‘ …For love. »

- Tim Kenneally

Permalink | Report a problem


Barack Obama Addresses Racist Charlottesville Rally With Nelson Mandela Quote

12 August 2017 5:38 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Following a delayed and controversial response by Donald Trump to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia today, former President Barack Obama has spoken out about the gathering and subsequent violence on social media this evening. While never directly saying the word Charlottesville, the 44th Potus quoted one of his heroes Nelson Mandela in a trio of tweets poignantly spotlighting foundations of racism and hate. Obama  hasn’t tweeted since July 19, so… »

Permalink | Report a problem


Idris Elba Opens Up About Father's Death and Going Through a Midlife Crisis: 'I Wasn't Even Living Anymore'

6 July 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Idris Elba is getting candid about a difficult time in his life.

The 44-year-old actor covers the August issue of Esquire, and says the death of his father, Winston, had him spiraling through a midlife crisis. Winston died in 2013 after getting diagnosed with lung cancer that year.

"He was 72. Too young," Elba tells the magazine. "He had so much life in him. My old man wanted to do so much more. He just didn't get a chance."

Watch: Idris Elba Gets Hilarious Dating Advice From Kids

"I got to a place where I wasn't even living anymore," he says of how he dealt with his grief. "I was becoming a robot with my work. I have no fear of jumping out of burning cars or out of buildings on set, but in reality, I couldn't run one hundred meters. I just felt out of touch with reality."

Victor Demarchelier

Elba got through his father's death by taking »

Permalink | Report a problem


Blake Griffin Featured on Controversial La Clippers T-Shirt with Mlk, Lincoln, Gandhi and More

1 July 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The L.A. Clippers apparently didn't learn from Kendall and Kylie -- using historical images on t-shirts is a dicey game to play ... and one that often ends in an L. The Clips just convinced Blake Griffin to re-sign with the team for 5 years and $173 million, and reportedly used this "Pioneers" t-shirt to help seal the deal. The shirt features the faces of Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Einstein, Barack Obama »

- TMZ Staff

Permalink | Report a problem


Mandela Effect Movie Happening with Gotham Star Robin Lord Taylor

28 June 2017 9:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time. Periscope Entertainment announced today Charlie Hofheimer (24: Legacy, Black Hawk Down), Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire, Halt and Catch Fire), Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, The Walking Dead), and Clarke Peters (The Wire, John Wick) have signed on to star in David Guy Levy's psychological sci-fi thriller The Mandela Effect, written by Steffen Schlachtenhaufen and Levy. The film marks their second creative collaboration following Would You Rather. Joshua Fruehling, Levy and Schlachtenhaufen are producing under the Periscope banner.

The Mandela Effect follows a man who becomes obsessed with facts and events that have been collectively misremembered by thousands of people. Believing the phenomena to be the symptom of something much larger, his obsession eventually leads him to question reality itself. Principal photography is currently underway in Los Angeles. Director and Periscope Entertainment's David Guy Levy said this.

"I'm »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


TV Rewind: The 9 Shows That Defined 1990, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘Wings’

14 June 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The year 1990 was the beginning of a new decade that just had survived the neon excesses of the ’80s. This fresh start was seen in the world at large with the reunification of Germany, the unification of Yemen, the release of Nelson Mandela and the resignation of Margaret Thatcher as the U.K.’s prime minister.

It was also the fledgling days of the internet, when the first web server was created, providing a foundation for the World Wide Web as we know it.

Read More: ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Being Developed by Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive

Over on television, “Saturday Night Live” welcomed the new talents of Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Julia Sweeney.

The year also marked the end of an era for shows like “Alf,” “227,” “Newhart,” primetime soap “Falcon Crest,” Nickelodeon’s slime purveyor “You Can’t Do That on Television, »

- Hanh Nguyen

Permalink | Report a problem


TV Rewind: The 9 Shows That Defined 1990, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘Wings’

14 June 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The year 1990 was the beginning of a new decade that just had survived the neon excesses of the ’80s. This fresh start was seen in the world at large with the reunification of Germany, the unification of Yemen, the release of Nelson Mandela and the resignation of Margaret Thatcher as the U.K.’s prime minister.

It was also the fledgling days of the internet, when the first web server was created, providing a foundation for the World Wide Web as we know it.

Read More: ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Being Developed by Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive

Over on television, “Saturday Night Live” welcomed the new talents of Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Julia Sweeney.

The year also marked the end of an era for shows like “Alf,” “227,” “Newhart,” primetime soap “Falcon Crest,” Nickelodeon’s slime purveyor “You Can’t Do That on Television, »

- Hanh Nguyen

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Neill joins Daniel Radcliffe in Escape From Pretoria

21 May 2017 11:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few days ago we brought you the news that Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in the prison break drama Escape From Pretoria, and now comes word from THR that Sam Neill (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) has joined him in the cast.

The film tells the real-life story of two anti-apartheid activists who famously broke out of the Pretoria Maximum Security Prison in 1978. Radcliffe is portraying one of the escapees Tim Jenkin, with Neill set to play South African social campaigner and activist Denis Goldberg, a member of the Anc’s military wing and a key figure in the struggle against apartheid, who was sentenced alongside Nelson Mandela and received for life terms, ultimately serving 22 years behind bars from 1964 to 1986.

Escape From Pretoria is being written and directed by Francis Annan and is based on Jenkin’s autobiography, Inside Out: Escape From Pretoria. Production will get underway in »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Neill joins Daniel Radcliffe in 'Escape From Pretoria'

20 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Actor boards South African prison break drama.

Sam Neill has boarded prison break drama Escape From Pretoria and will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe.

Jurassic Park actor Neill will play South African social campaigner and activist Denis Goldberg.

Goldberg was imprisoned with other key members of the anti-apartheid movement, including Tim Jenkin (Radcliffe), and was the only white man to be sentenced, alongside Nelson Mandela.  He received four life terms in 1964 and was finally released in 1986 having served 22 years in Pretoria’s Maximum Security prison.

The project is being produced by David Barron, Footprint Films and The Works Film & Television Group.

David Barron comments: “I am thrilled Sam Neill has agreed to join the cast of Escape From Pretoria.  I cannot imagine another actor portraying Denis Goldberg who was such a hugely important player in the fight against apartheid.”

Neill will next be seen in The Commuter with Liam Neeson; Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and Sony Picture’s [link »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

Permalink | Report a problem


Cannes: South Africa Brings Crowd-Pleasing Pics to the Market

16 May 2017 10:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

 

Twenty years ago, an official delegation of South African filmmakers arrived in Cannes for the first time, showcasing the dynamic voices emerging from their young democracy just three years after the historic election of Nelson Mandela as the country’s first black president.

Since then, South Africa has used its robust locations industry to become a global player while successfully branding itself as the gateway to the continent. This year, the country will try to build on that success by highlighting a dynamic range of cinematic voices in its pavilion at the Cannes Film Market.

“The South African showcase is a display of our country’s offering to the world and is evidence of the potential we have as a country to be valuable contributors to the international film industry,” says Zama Mkosi, CEO of the National Film & Video Foundation (Nfvf).

It’s a promising mix of old and new »

- Christopher Vourlias

Permalink | Report a problem


Sachin Tendulkar, Sunny Pawar & Ajay Banga win at 7th annual The Asian Awards

8 May 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Sachin Tendulkar

International sporting legend, Sachin Tendulkar, Hollywood’s most sought-after child star, Sunny Pawar, CEO of Mastercard, Ajay Benga, world-class snooker player, Ding Junhui and Google DeepMind CEO, Demis Hassabis were among the big winners at the seventh annual, The Asian Awards, a global celebration of Pan Asian excellence, on May 5th at the Park Lane Hilton, London.

The Asian Awards also paid tribute to Om Puri, who passed away earlier this year, with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award, which is given to those who push the boundaries of cinema-making. Om Puri’s wife, Nandita Puri and son, Ishaan Puri accepted the award on his behalf.

Hosted for the first time by comic genius, and winner of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Television award, Sanjeev Bhaskar, The Asian Awards was attended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and glittered with A-listers like Lindsay Lohan, Meera Syal, Ding Junhui, Richard Osman, »

- Press Releases

Permalink | Report a problem


15 of Kenan Thompson’s Most Hysterical Saturday Night Live Moments

7 May 2017 12:53 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kenan Thompson is about to make history.

The comedian, actor and writer is approaching his 15th season on Saturday Night Live, which will officially make him the longest-running cast member in the show’s history. Over the years, he’s delighted fans and audiences with his off-the-wall impersonations, his unique characters and his ability to make any sketch he’s in funnier simply by reacting to what’s going on around him.

“Sometimes you don’t even have to write him lines,” SNL head writer Bryan Tucker told Slate in 2014. “This past season, Kenan had everyone laughing at our Wednesday »

- Julia Emmanuele

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 61 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners