Tag: oscars

African hearts swell at Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar prize

| March 7, 2014

(GIN)—The chatter on social media sites was off the charts as the Oscar choice for best supporting actress was named—the luminescent Lupita Nyong’o—for her role in the Hollywood feature “12 Years a Slave.” Nigerian journalist Bim Adewunmi, writing in The Guardian, was one of many Africans covering the long night of prizes and accolades and […]

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’12 Years a Slave’ named best picture at Oscars – CNN.com

’12 Years a Slave’ named best picture at Oscars – CNN.com

| March 3, 2014

By Todd Leopold, CNN (CNN) — The searing drama “12 Years a Slave” was named best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night. The story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, won just three awards, but they were all major: best picture, best supporting actress […]

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Lupita: I yearned for lighter skin – Independent.ie

Lupita: I yearned for lighter skin – Independent.ie

| February 28, 2014

Lupita: I yearned for lighter skin Lupita Nyong’o was honoured at the Essence luncheon Lupita Nyong’o has admitted that when she was young she wished her black skin would become lighter. The actress – who is nominated for an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave – delivered an emotional speech while accepting her honour for […]

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