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Must-See: Chiwetel Ejiofor's Sister Reacts to Oscar Nomination

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Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is up for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and his sister Zain Asher, Financial News Reporter for CNN can hardly contain her happiness.

"Honestly I could not sleep last night, I really couldn't and this was so emotional for me. This was a day my family has really been hoping for and waiting for, for such a really long time," Asher said during a television interview to fellow CNN host Carol Costello. "I told myself I wasn't going to cry, but I do feel so emotional right now. He's been acting since he was 13-years-old."

Ejiofor recently nabbed a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category and a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in 12 Years a Slave.

Watch the emotional video of Asher above.

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  • Steve McQueen, winner of Best Motion Picture - Drama for 12 Years a Slave, poses in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • Kerry Washington attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
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