Oprah has a pal from 'Selma': star David Oyelowo

February 23, 2015 7:00 AM

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Oprah has a pal from 'Selma': star David Oyelowo

“Selma” got snubbed by the Oscars, only picking up a Best Picture nod, but executive producer Oprah Winfrey isn’t too bummed out. The ex-talk show host told Confidenti@l there’s been a huge upside in being involved in the film about Martin Luther King Jr. — she’s found a lifelong friend in British actor David Oyelowo, who plays King.

“He has become one of the dearest people in my life, which is saying a lot,” she confessed. “I didn’t think at this point in my life that I would make any new friends ... But in the course of working on ‘The Butler,’ I saw in him the same spirit as myself and I wanted to do what I could to open that...

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