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By:  Mister Jackson

…….. to Lupita Nyong’o!

Lupita is a Kenyan actress and music video director. In addition to winning the above mentioned award for the role of Patsey in the movie ‘12 Years A Slave’, she also garnered wins for the Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Nyong’o was born in Mexico City, Mexico while her parents were living in Mexico. Her father, a former Kenyan Minister for Medical Services from Kenya, was a visiting lecturer in political science at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Her name, Lupita, is a result of a Luo tradition to name a child after the events of the day. Her name is a diminutive of “Guadalupe,” Our Lady of Guadalupe.

She is fluent in English, Spanish, Swahili and her native, Luo.

Nyong’o attended college in the United States. After graduating from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theatre studies, she subsequently enrolled in the acting program at the Yale School of Drama. At Yale she appeared in many stage productions, including Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and The Winter’s Tale. While at Yale, she was the recipient of the Herschel Williams Prize “awarded to acting students with outstanding ability” during the 2011–2012 school year.

Listed below are more of her awards for the movie ‘12 Years A Slave’:

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakout Performance
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actress
Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble
Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Boston Online Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Boston Online Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up)
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Hamptons International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performer
Hollywood Film Festival New Hollywood Award
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress
Iowa Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
London Film Critics Circle Award for Supporting Actress of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up)
New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Supporting Actress
North Carolina Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performance Award
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up)
Village Voice Film Poll for Best Supporting Actress
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble

Congratulations for her many accomplishments!