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  • Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for Best Actor in '12 Years a Slave'
  • Zain Asher is his sister and a financial reporter for CNN

What's it like to find out your brother is nominated for an Academy Award?

CNN's Zain Asher found out Thursday. Her brother is actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who was nominated for his role in "12 Years a Slave."

Asher broke down as she talked with Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer about how happy she is for Ejiofor and her family.

Asher says the nomination is a "testament to his hard work." She recalled a time when, in school, he would come home and write Shakespeare quotes on the walls of his room because he was so into acting.

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