Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o wins Oscar for “12 Years A Slave”

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In one of the arguably most important evenings in Hollywood, Lupita Nyong’o, wearing a floor-length blue Prada gown with plunging neckline and headband, accepted her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her feature film debut in “12 Years A Slave.”

Nyong’o looked ethereal in her georgette gown with low cut sides that she said “reminded me of Nairobi,” prompting #NairobiBlue to trend on social networking platform Twitter.

It was a few hours in, at 10:15pm EST, that the Kenyan thanked her director and crew – as well as the woman who inspired her character.

“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 Patsey, for her guidance,” a tearful Nyong’o said in accepting her award.

“When I look down at this golden statue,” she added a few minutes later, “may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.”

Nyong’o beat out Jennifer Lawrence, who won the supporting actress Golden Globe for her role in “American Hustle,”  Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine,” Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” and June Squibb in “Nebraska.”

Congratulations Lupita from Capital Lifestyle Magazine!

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