Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress Oscar For 2014, beating out Jennifer Lawrence who was nominated for American Hustle.
She was in tears when she accepted the award.
In her speech, she said, “It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is due to so much pain in someone else’s.”
“Thank you for putting me in this position. It has been the joy of my life. 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.”