Lupita Nyong'o Wins Oscar, Hugs Every A-Lister on Way Up to Stage
The Oscars 2014 Best Supporting Actress race is one of the hottest contested awards at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. The five nominees were Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave," Sally Hawkins for "Blue Jasmine," Julia Roberts for "August: Osage County," June Squibb for "Nebraska," and Jennifer Lawrence for "American Hustle."

And the winner for Best Supporting Actress is Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave."

Going into the Academy Awards this year, it was a two-way race between Lawrence and Nyong'o, who had been splitting the honors leading up to Oscar night after both turning in wonderful performances. In the end, however, only one could take home the golden statuette.

Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o was nominated for her role as Patsey, a slave caught between her master (Michael Fassbender) and his wife. The Yale graduate tackles the heartbreaking role with talent and poise, making everyone forget it is her first feature film. It was the first Oscar nomination for Nyong'o and first win.
categories Oscars, Awards