Lupita Nyong’o Wins Oscar Gold


Lupita Nyong’o capped off a whirlwind award season by taking home the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” at last night’s Oscar ceremony.

The “12 Years a Slave” actress honored the character (Patsey) that put her on stage, saying “It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is due to so much pain in someone else’s.”

Lupita becomes the 14th black actor to win an Academy Award in the show’s 86-year history and the 7th black actress overall to take home the statuette.

Besides Lupita’s win, “12 Years a Slave” also won for “Best Adapted Screenplay” (John Ridley) and “Best Picture.” John Ridley is also an African American and is the 2nd to win the award.


  1. Lupita, the world is watching, for it is your oyster. PUSH SISTA, PUSH!!!!!


    Why bring her name up? Completely ridiculous and she has nothing to do with this post.

    And most importantly, congrats to this beautiful brown sista.

  3. I watched that whole loooong show just so I wouldn’t miss Lupita Win! Congrats to Lupita on the BSA win and Steve McQueen for winning Best picture. Now I hope to see Lupita not disappear due to lack of work like so many of our sisters do. I want to see Lupita in a classy/sexy romantic comedy. Will Smith are you listening…

  4. I didn’t want to get my hopes up, but it was the night for her and the others. It’s not often I agree with Oscar chosen winners, but it was so fairytale and she was the Princess. It was the first time I didn’t find the show boring or way too long. Lupita, the guy from the Captain movie, a chauffer turned actor, it was all magical. I can imagine how wonderful it was for Sidney Poiter to see an actor similar to himself, win this award, heartwarming, I’m sure!

  5. It was a great night to see Black folk and people of color overall represent at the Oscars this Year. Ms. Nyong’o was gorgeous and gave a great speech for her win. Her Brother was funny and got his 15 minutes of fame when he jumped into that picture Ellen and the other stars took. We were Blessed to see Ms. Kerry look gorgeous with that baby bump; and Pharell do his thing (with Jamie Foxx and his daughter coming out to dance while he performed). We saw the Ol’ Gs Sidney Poitier and Sam Jackson come out and look sharp. Will Smith, Foxx, and Michael B. Jordan looked like class acts while presenting awards. Not only was Lupita a new kid on the block, we were Blessed to see Barkhad Abdi. We got to see the first Hispanic win best director, Alfonso Cuaron. We saw Whoopi rocking ruby red slippers. Lastly, we witnessed 12 Years of Slave win Best Picture (comes out today on video). Over, it was a great night to see people of color come out, represent, look great, and win

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