HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 02: Actress Lupita Nyong’o accepts the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role award for ’12 Years a Slave’ onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) | Kevin Winter via Getty Images
Lupita Nyong’o has won Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Oscars.
Nyong’o, who co-stars in “12 Years a Slave,” defeated Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle”), Julia Roberts (“August: Osage County”) and June Squibb (“Nebraska”) for the honor. This is her first Academy Award.
Nyong’o received a standing ovation from the Oscars crowd. “Yes,” she yelled, before thanking the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science. She dedicated the award to the “spirit of Patsey,” the character she played in “12 Years a Slave.”