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LUPITA NYONG’O WINS BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OSCAR AWARD!

Lupita Oyong accepting her Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "12 Years A Slave"

Lupita Oyong’o accepting her Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “12 Years A Slave”

Lupita (left) with Linda Lawrence, Round Hill Hotel & Villa’s director of sales, during a four-night stay at the hotel in Jamaica last month

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong’o has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her harrowing portrayal of a slave who’s caught her sadistic master’s eye in ‘12 Years a Slave’.

It was the first Oscar nomination for the 31-year-old Nyong’o, and she won it on her film debut.

Not just a breakout movie star, the Mexican-born actress of Kenyan descent has also made a huge splash in the fashion world.

Wearing Nairobi blue, the 31-year-old Nyong’o, breakout star of the historical drama “12 Years a Slave,” accepted the award for best supporting actress. In her feature film debut, Nyong’o made an indelible impression as the tortured slave Patsy.

“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 Patsy for her guidance,” said Nyong’o. She also thanked director Steve McQueen: “I’m certain that the dead are standing about you and they are watching and they are grateful, and so am I.”

The other nominees Sunday were: Sally Hawkins, ‘Blue Jasmine’; Jennifer Lawrence, ‘American Hustle’; Julia Roberts, ‘August: Osage County’; and June Squibb, ‘Nebraska’.

The 86th Academy Awards are airing live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

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