“12 Years A Slave” has brought Lupita Nyong’o acclaim has also earned her another award.
After winning a best supporting actress trophy Thursday night at the Critic Choice Movie Awards, Saturday night Nyong’o also won the best supporting actress award at the Screen Actors Guild/SAG, reports TheWrap.
The annual awards show honors the best of film and television acting. On the film front, Jared Leto earned best supporting actor honors for his portrayal of a transvestite AIDS activist in “Dallas Buyers Club” and Nyong’o won best supporting actress for her role as a proud field slave in “12 Years a Slave.”
In an emotional speech, Nyong’o thanked Solomon Northup, the real-life inspiration for the movie, for a “life well lived” and also honored her director Steve McQueen for “shining a spotlight” on a painful chapter of American history.”
(AP Photo: Lupita Nyong’o poses with the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for “12 Years a Slave” in the press room at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.)