a.k.a. "The Oscar Messenger"

I mean this as a public service.

It’s CHEW-we-tell EDGE-ee-a-for

Chiwetel Ejiafor.

The “J” is not silent as I thought for awhile it was.

AD-a-pero OH-doo-yay. Adepero Oduye, the terrific star of “Pariah” who plays Eliza, the also kidnapped freewoman-turned-slave, who has her two children taken from her in one of the films most wrenching stories, RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING of the film.

LU-peet-ah Ne-YOUNG-go. Lupita Nyong’o. The brilliant young actress who is making her debut as Patsie, the most abused slave of them all. And the most heart-breaking. Who might just steal the Oscar from Oprah. For Best Supporting Actress. She’ll steal your heart, that’s for sure.

David OH- YELLOW-WOE. David Oyelowo. Of “The Butler” All syllables equally stressed.

Hope this is helpful in the upcoming Oscar Conversation 2013.

Oh, and Alfonso Cuaron, the director of “Gravity“s last name is pronounced KWA-roan. As if the “Cu” were a “qu”.

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