Carmen Ejogo in Sparkle 2012

‘Sparkle’ Cast Covers Ebony, Carmen Ejogo Gains Oscar Buzz

Ebony Magazine September 2012 - Sparkle Cast: Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter

‘Sparkle’ Cast Covers Ebony September 2012 as Carmen Ejogo’s Oscar Buzz Swirls

The gorgeous ladies of Sparkle can be found dazzling the cover of Ebony Magazine‘s September 2012 issue, which is on newsstands now.

Photographed by Marc Baptiste, Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, Mike Epps and Derek Luke give us an inside view of the Salim Akil-directed remake which premiered this month.

Ebony Magazine September 2012 - Sparkle Cast

The cast of ‘Sparkle’ in Ebony Magazine September 2012

Sparkle has received fairly positive reviews, with most critics praising the brilliant performance of British-Brooklynite Carmen Ejogo, in particular.

Ebony Magazine September 2012 - Sparkle - Carmen Ejogo

Sparkle’s Carmen Ejogo in Ebony Magazine September 2012

There are even suggestions that the 38-year-old Hollywood newbie may be and should be under serious consideration for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.

Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle stated:

“…very few people will walk out of Sparkle talking about either Sparks or Houston, at least not at first. Instead they will be saying, “Who was that?”

And they’ll be referring to Carmen Ejogo… If there is any justice, Ejogo will become very famous very soon. As in, maybe today…

It’s rare to see someone become a movie star right before your eyes, but that’s what happens with Ejogo in Sparkle….For an actress, this was the opportunity of a lifetime, and Ejogo plays it that way. She leaves nothing out, holds nothing back.”

This is extremely exciting for Carmen who hopefully admits, “I haven’t fast-tracked as quickly as some of my contemporaries, but maybe with Sparkle that moment is coming.”

Watch: Carmen Ejogo talks about her role as “Sister” in Sparkle

Have you seen Sparkle? Do you think Carmen’s performance is Oscar-worthy?