Lupita vs Oprah and Julia Roberts for Oscar nominations

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What do Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah Winfrey and Julia Roberts have in common?

They have all been nominated for the Best Supporting Actress for the Oscars.
Some movie critics have claimed that the Best Supporting Actress race between Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave) and two Hollywood bigwigs Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) and Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) is wide open.

One particular critic wrote: “Nyong’o doesn’t have the same name recognition as Oprah, but if you were to compare the two performances it’s quite obvious, to me at least, who gives the better performance. In fact, I don’t know how Oprah could campaign against Nyong’o and hold her head high. Winfrey could walk around and accept whatever kudos and adulation fall upon her shoulders, but to actively campaign for an Oscar, claiming acting superiority would be rather naive.”
Ms Nyong’o we have your back!

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  • Kenya

    Ms Nyong’o we have your back! Thats wasap…

  • marloow

    NyarNyongo…ber to iber nyathiwa…Great smile and disposition.
    Yet another Kenyan first – 1st POTUS and now 1st Oscar buzz…
    Looks like we have to leave Kenya to be recognized…and to excel….very sad…

  • Chika Tabu

    Oscar noms ni next year please

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