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David Oyelowo honors Dr. King with suit jacket salute

Selma star David Oyelowo celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on Thursday (15Jan15) by attending the Critics' Choice Movie Awards in a suit jacket inscribed with the words from the the civil rights leader's favorite gospel song.

The 38-year-old Brit, who portrays Dr. King in Selma, showed off his fitting suit tribute on the red carpet at the ceremony in Hollywood, explaining the words "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" came from a tune which was beloved by his character.


However, the suit jacket failed to bring him luck at the event - Michael Keaton picked up the night's Best Actor award.