Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o walked away with the coveted Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her gut-wrenching performance as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave Sunday night in Los Angeles.
"Yes," exclaimed the 31-year-old actress as she hugged director Steve McQueen and her co-stars. Lupita thanked her family, her co-stars and her drama school during her emotional acceptance speech.
"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," she said, referring to the suffering of African slaves in America.
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Vanity Fair magazine finally recognizes notable black celebrities on its 20th Annual 'Hollywood' cover. The cover, beautifully photographed by Annie Leibovitz, features black stars who are not quite household names in mainstream America, but their faces are easily recognizable. The three-panel foldout cover features Oscar nominees Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), as well as Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), George Clooney (Gravity), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Chadwick Boseman (42), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), and Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color). What? No Sandra Bullock?
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