Lupita wins SAG award

By Drum Digital
20 January 2014

Actress Lupita Nyong'o burst on the scene last year for her gripping performance as the slave Patsey in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave."

Actress Lupita Nyong'o burst on the scene last year for her gripping performance as the slave Patsey in Steve McQueen's  "12 Years a Slave."

And her performance paid off big-time with her first Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and win.

Nyong'o took home the female actor in a supporting role award for her film debut after graduating from the Yale University School of Drama's Acting Program.

Holding the statuette backstage after her win, the soft-spoken actress said the role was a lesson in distance. “I couldn’t sentimentalize the pain that I would have to go through,” the Kenyan actress said. “I had the privilege of going at it in an imaginary world. Being aware of that made it very doable. Not to say it was easy. But I was privileged to do so.”

Nyong'o's performance also earned a Golden Globe nomination last week and a win from the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. With the honors it looks likely that she'll be in competition with Jennifer Lawrence for the supporting actress Oscar on March 2.

- Source: LA Times

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