“May it remind me and every child that wherever you’re from, your dreams are valid.” — Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o
Lupiat Nyong’o won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave.’ Wearing a “Nairobi Blue” Prada gown with a plunging neckline and headband, the actress reminded the audience that her character of Patsy and the character of Solomon Northup played brilliantly by Chiwetel Ejiofor were based on real people. She thanked the Yale School of Drama and made the following statement about winning her Oscar, “May it remind me and every child that wherever you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
Nyong’o beat out Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and June Squibb (Nebraska) to win the Best Supporting Actress award.
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