Well ladies and gentlemen, Lupita Nyong’o has done it again. In her first-ever major motion picture role, the beautifully charming actress took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Steve McQueen’s critically-acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave. 

Lupita’s speech was just as wonderful as her win. 

From Washington Post:

Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own. […]

When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.

Read more at Washington Post

While 12 Years a Slave garnered nine nominations, the film only walked away with three. Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock, led the ceremony with the most wins at seven.

Congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o and Steve McQueen on their wins!

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