WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BET SHOWS

Lupita Nyong'o Wins Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

12 Years a Slave star takes statue for her debut role.

Lupita Nyong'o has won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress this year, for her role in the critically-lauded drama 12 Years a Slave. The newcomer, whose portrayal of a young slave both adored and tortured by her master (Michael Fassbender), made her feature film debut in the Steve McQueen-directed film.
The actress faced tough competition from frontrunner Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) as well as established star Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), previous Oscar winner Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) and June Squibb (Nebraska).
Nyong'o, a graduate of Yale School of Drama and a native of Kenya and Mexico, is the most talked-about new actress of the year. Her flawless red carpet style has grabbed as many headlines as her performance in 12 Years a Slave. She has been nominated for nearly 30 awards this season, and scored a win for the Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.  An emotional speech, Lupita said, "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."

Congrats to Lupita!

BET.com is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.
Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

(Photo: UPI/Kevin Dietsch/LANDOV)

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

Select the types of notification you would like to receive from us. Please note, you must choose at least one.


By clicking subscribe, I consent to receiving newsletters and other marketing emails. Newsletters are subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Users can unsubscribe at any time.