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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o delivers amazing speech, Facebook congrats


Lupita Nyong’o won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in her role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave, in the drama directed by Steve McQueen, 12 Years a SlaveThis is the first Academy Award for the Mexico City-born, Kenyan-raised actress who was three weeks shy of graduating from Yale Drama School when she was cast by McQueen.

In her acceptance speech she said, “No matter where you’re from, you’re dreams are valid.”

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Check out the Facebook congrats to Lupita in the gallery. -Joi Pearson @joiapearson