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AND THE WINNER IS....Lupita Nyong'o WINS 2014 OSCAR For 'Best Supporting Actress'!

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Tonight, Lupita Nyong'o made the history books by becoming the sixth black actress to win the Academy Award for "Best Supporting Actress"! Celebrate with the exceptionally talented beauty inside....

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Lupita Nyong'o took home the "Best Supporting Actress" 2014 Oscar for her role in 12 Years A Slave!  The stunning actress accepted her award in a pale blue custom-made gown by Prada

During her emotional speech, she thanked director Steve McQueen for selecting her for the film saying, "Its been the joy of my life."

And she ended by telling children all over the world, "No matter where you're from...your dreams are valid."  

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It's been an amazing year for the Yale School of Drama alum who has also won the Independent Spirit Award, a Screen Actors Guild award and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.  Now twirl on that!

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CONGRATS LUPITA!

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In the press room, she posed with fellow winners Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto.

 

Check out her emotional acceptance speech below:
 

FUN FACT:  Lupita also celebrated her 31st birthday over the weekend and her second film Non-Stop opened at the top of the box office, making $10M. 

 

Photos via Getty/FameFlynet

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