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Celebrities congratulate Lupita Nyong’o on her 2014 Oscar win

Celebrities congratulate Lupita Nyongo

Celebrities congratulate Lupita Nyong’o

After Lupita Nyong’o was announced as the winner for Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Oscars, Twitter exploded with celebrity reactions. Nyongo’s peers could not have been more elated for the class act as she held back tears during her acceptance speech. The beauty thanked the spirit of Patsy, the woman she portrayed in “12 Years A Slave” and mentioned Solomon Northup whose narrative was used to create the film.

“Thank you to the academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsy for her guidance, to Solomon [Northup], thank you for telling her story and your own,” said Nyong’o.

After thanking director Steve McQueen, her costar Chiwetel Ejiofor and her brother Junior, whom she dubbed her best friend, Nyong’o ended her speech with a memorable message.

“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid,” said the actor.

Celebrities including Oprah and Queen Latifah promptly congratulated the star in 140 characters or less via Twitter.

Way to go @Lupita_Nyongo  … So happy so PROUD!!!! #12YearsASlave

— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 3, 2014

Check out your fave celebrities congratulating Lupita Nyong’o on her 2014 Oscars win below:-danielle canada  //

Love her! “@BLACKGIRLSROCK: “No matter where ur from, ur dreams are valid.” Congratulations @Lupita_Nyongo!! #oscars” — Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) March 3, 2014


Yessssssssss!!!!!!!!Lupita!!!!!! — Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) March 3, 2014


Dear @Lupita_Nyongo thanks for doing it your way!! Enjoy it and get rest. — Michael Ealy (@MichaelEaly) March 3, 2014


Why did gorgeous @Lupita_Nyongo look like an amazing Top Model tonight? Congrats, Lu! #StunningInBabyBlue -TyTy — Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) March 3, 2014


L-U-P-I-T-A!!!!! YES!!!! — COMMON (@common) March 3, 2014


I’m so happy for @Lupita_Nyongo

— Tasha Smith (@tashasmith4real) March 3, 2014


Congratulations to @Lupita_Nyongo Great speech. Our Black is Beautiful Everyday! #Oscars

— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) March 3, 2014

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