Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2008
A Matter of Sanders 'Honor' Earns Cedric Sanders NAACP Theatre Award & Leading Role Opposite of Gossett Jr.
Rising star, Cedric Sanders, has been nominated as Lead Male for his leading role in A Matter of Honor at the 18th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards, held at the Kodak Theatre on June 30. He has also been asked to be an official presenter for the event. The buzz surrounding this fresh talent has only grown since his first feature film, American Gangster, opposite Denzel Washington. After seeing Sanders' strikingly poignant acting in A Matter of Honor, Director Mark Young cast him as the lead role opposite Academy Award® Winner Louis Gossett Jr. in The Least Among You (to hit the festival circuit this summer). His powerful acting exudes a passion and honesty that will knock you off your feet, and could help make him the next hot Hollywood heartthrob.
"In the case of Sanders, he projects Whittaker's conflicted stoicism to an impressive degree." - Hollywood Reporter
"Equally authentic is Sanders' believably anguished Whittaker."- Variety
"The NAACP is just the first in recognizing this young actors' amazing talent. He is only going to get bigger. He is focused, educated, and serious… He is going to be spectacular," says co-star Gossett, Jr.
A Matter of Honor has received 6 nominations at the 2008 NAACP Theatre Awards. In this high drama play Sanders plays "Johnson C Whittaker", the second black cadet to enter West Point. The struggles against racism underscored by the play coincidentally parallel the torments faced by Sanders' character (Richard Kelly) in his new film The Least Among You.
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Cedric Sanders' breakout film was American Gangster opposite Denzel Washington. Most recently, Sanders received the 18th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Best Actor Nomination for his stellar lead performance as "Johnson C Whittaker" in 6-time nominated play, A Matter of Honor. After seeing Sanders in the outstanding play, Director Mark Young cast him as the lead opposite Academy Award ® Winner Louis Gossett, Jr. in his feature film, The Least Among You. With an impressive start, Sanders has also appeared in the HBO movie Life Support starring Queen Latifah, and guest starred on both Law & Order and Criminal Intent.