Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o won the Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday. She was awarded for her role as the hardworking slave Patsey in the drama “12 Years a Slave” – capping a breakout awards season for the Yale-trained actress.
Historical drama ’12 Years a Slave’ won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards. While space drama ‘Gravity’ took the lion’s share of awards. CCTV’s Yakenda McGahee takes a look at the winners at Hollywood’s biggest night
Well, her win though has created quite a stir across the continent on Twitter:
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) March 3, 2014
— Edward Echwalu (@echwalu) March 3, 2014
— Andrew Mwanguhya (@TheLoveDre) March 3, 2014
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 3, 2014
— Ghafla Kenya (@GhaflaKenya) March 3, 2014
Hoping Obama congratulates "fellow Kenyan" Lupita nyong'o, if anything just to make Ted Nugent's head explode.
— Black Knoll Studio • RAI (@blackknoll) March 3, 2014