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Lupita's full Oscar Acceptance Speech (Transcript and Video)

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Yale Drama graduate Lupita Nyong'o, 31 told Ryan Seacrest in a red carpet interview, "I went into the audition like I already had he part."  Capturing the attention of Director Steve McQueen, out of over 1,000 auditioners the Kenyan actress became  Patsey in the "12 Years A Slave." On Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles she carried away the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the first major Oscar win for a Kenyan and the ultimate pay off for her superb blend of confidence and skill that helped bring the narrative of a wrongfully enslaved free man, Solomon Northrup to life.

''You are the pride of Africa,'' Kenya's President tweeted in celebration of Kenya's first major Oscar win.

lupita was an amatuer actress in the

From the first line of her acceptance speech for which she received a standing ovation it was clear Nyong'o the struggle and suffering of Blacks that paved the way to the most prestigious honor in acting. recognizes  and was one of the most inspiring moments at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

An Oscar win would be dream come true for anyone, but especially for a black actress to assail the HOllywood known for under-represntation in acknowledgements of work for major motion pictures.

It was all a blurthe day after, Nyongo was a gest on Ellen, who hosted the awards.
Congratulaions, that was the most beautiful speech.

I was just like oversome, confused an excited.  I was jus overwhelmed."  she said to Degeneres.  On the show it was her first time seeing the clip of the speech f a lifetime.

My brother lives lie with an exclamation point. He's a freshman in college in florida
Ellen ond f giving gifts gaver a headband with a picture of her holding the Oscar attaced to it.

"Yes! Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own. Steve McQueen, you charge everything you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Thank you so much for putting me in this position. This has been the joy of my life. I’m certain that the dead are standing about you and watching and they are grateful and so am I.

Chiwetel, thank you for your fearlessness and how deeply you went into telling Solomon’s story. Michael Fassbender, thank you so much. You were my rock. Alfre and Sarah, it was a thrill to work with you. Joe Walker, the invisible performer in the editing room, thank you. Sean Bobbitt, Kalaadevi, Adruitha, Patty Norris, thank you, thank you, thank you, I could not be here without your work.

I want to thank my family for your training and the Yale School of Drama as well for your training. My friends, the Wilsons, this one’s for you. My brother, Junior, sitting by my side. Thank you so much. You are my best friend. And Ben, my other best friend, my chosen family.

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.

Thank you."
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