best suporting actress

Flawless Queen ↪ Lupita Nyong'o

"You know, there’s been a lot said about dark-skinned black actresses and the limitations they have within film. Well, I just hope that directors and other creative people have the idea of putting her in great and interesting projects, because she’s extraordinary.”       - Steven Mcqueen

Flawless Queen ↪ Lupita Nyong’o

“I try to look at the people behind the cameras, which is hard because of the flashes, but it’s a good reminder that they’re all human beings and they’re just there to do their job. It anticipates the overwhelming feeling you get when people are yelling your name.”

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Steven McQueen, Chiwetel Eijofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Alfre Woodard and Sarah Paulson

  • 12 years A Slave Portraits - Toronto International Film Festival
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Flawless Siblings ↪ Lupita Nyong’o and Peter Nyong’o Jr

Lupita introducing Peter to Whoppi Goldberg on the 2014 Academy Awards red carpet

Flawless Mother and Daughter Duo ↪ Lupita Nyong’o and Dorothy Nyong’o

Attend the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on March 1, 2014 in Santa Monica, California

Flawless Siblings ↪ Lupita Nyong’o and Peter Nyong'o Jr

“My parents raised all of us to just pursue our hearts’ desires. They were like “figure out what your purpose is on this world and then do it and do it to excellence; no matter what it is, whether it’s being a janitor or a doctor, as long as you’re filling your life’s purpose then we’re good.” No pressure to pursue one thing or another, although I will say my father was very upset when I dropped physics though.”

Flawless Queen ↪ Lupita Nyong’o

Growing up I had really bad skin. I had a skin disorder. Yes, I did. And my mother went to great lengths to try and find something to remedy it. I remember she took a trip to Madagascar and came back with all these alternative, medicinal herbs and stuff. They didn’t smell so good but I think they worked some magic.”

Flawless Queen ↪ Lupita Nyong’o

The EE British Academy Film Awards Red Carpet, February 16th, 2014

Best Buddies ↪ Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto

Flawless Queen ↪ Lupita Nyong’o

“I had relaxed hair and it was up until my shoulders and I’d go to the salon every week to have it curled or retouched. And I dyed my hair green and blue and maroon and you name it. Two things happened, I got fed up of going to the salon. I just wanted less time grooming so I could get more stuff done. And then also I realized if I continued messing up with my hair I would be completely bald by the age of forty. So I just shaved it all off and I was completely a skinhead. And it was so liberating. And I discovered the shape of my head wasn’t so bad. And so I grew my hair a little and ever since then I just don’t the patience to grow it again. But I do enjoy wearing a wig from time to time in the privacy of my house.