Monday, March 03, 2014
Lupita Nyong'o and Steve McQueen Make History As "12 Years a Slave" Wins 3 Oscars!
Kenyan actress Lupita Amondi Nyong’o has become the first Kenyan to be nominated and also win an Oscar by winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California on Sunday night for her role in the movie "12 Years a Slave" that won the Academy Award for Best Picture and also making history as the first movie from a black director to do so in 86 years of the Oscars. Steve McQueen, the British director was ecstatic as his film also won Best Adapted screenplay. "When I look down at this golden statue may it remind me, and every little child, that no matter where you are from your dreams are valid," she said. Lupita Nyong'o made history by becoming the first Kenyan to win an Oscar. "You are the pride of Africa!" President Uhuru Kenyatta exclaimed on Twitter celebrating Kenya's first major Oscar win by actress Lupita Nyong'o. "It is our intention that Lupita becomes the first of an endless line of Oscar nominees and winners from Africa and Kenya," he said. Read full report on Nigerians Report Online. Tweet