Lupita Nyong’o bags Golden Globe nomination

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12 years a slave

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o has gone one step closer to being a powerhouse name in Hollywood after being nominated for a ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ Golden Globe Award for her role in 12 years a Slave, alongside some of the biggest names in the film industry. This comes close on the heel of her receiving a Screen Actors Guild awards nomination for her supporting role in 12 Years a Slave.

Also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture are: Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine; Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle; Julia Roberts, August Osage County; and June Squibb, Nebraska.

The historical epic, ’12 Years a Slave’ leads the nominations for next years Golden Globes, gathering a total of 7 nominations in different categories, alongside ‘American Hustle’, according to an announcement made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

‘I can’t express the excitement I felt hearing my name called while listening from Paris this afternoon,’ Lupita told Forbes. ‘ I screamed and the tears started immediately.’

Lupita’s co-star, British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor also was acknowledged for his role as Solomon Northup, a free black man who is kidnapped and sold in the same film, in the Best Actor in a motion picture, drama category.

The Golden Globe Awards will be telecast live on 17th January 2014, and be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Congratulations Lupita!

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