March 3, 2014
#News | Lupita Nyong'o Wins her Oscar - Bitter Sweet Moment

Yes she won! Lupita Nyong'o grabbed her first Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday, March 2 for her role as Patsey, a skilled cotton picker slave in the movie "12 Years a Slave." 

Nyong'o,  won the Oscar in her first feature film role, a day after her 31st birthday, beatting fellow contestant Jennifer Lawrence for the feature "American Hustle" in one of the most closely-watched Academy Award races this year.

No matter what, this win has a bitter sweet taste in our mouths. At the end of  the day, here is another black actress being celebrated for playing a stereotypical role. Also, the fact that Nyong'o is receiving so much praise only confirms the rarity of such a magnificent event. The Kenyan actress did say, "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." So we will keep dreaming, although you really can't eat dreams. 

picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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