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Lupita Nyong’o’s Emotional Acceptance Speech At Critics Choice Awards

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Lupita Nyong’o is kicking off 2014 with a boom.

On Thursday morning, it was announced that the star was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Patsey in Steven McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave. And literally just hours later, Nyong’o took home a Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress.

As Jonah Hill announced Nyong’o’s name, Lupita was quickly moved with emotion. The star tearfully made her way to the stage and delivered one of the most memorable acceptance speeches of the evening.

“I’m so honored to be here and I just want to thank the BFCA for this incredible honor,” she started off. “This has been an incredible year of excellent performances and in my category I feel so honored to be in the likes of June Squibb, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson.”

“Being a part of 12 Years a Slave has been one of the most profound experiences of my life. And I could not be standing here had it had not been for Solomon Northup and his love and passion for freedom,” the Yale graduate explained.

Nyong’o went on to thank director Steven McQueen for being such an inspiration. “Steve your passion, your dedication and your smile inspired me everyday on set. And it continues to inspire me now.”

The Kenyan beauty is also up for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. The SAG Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on January 18 at 8pm.

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Halle Berry & Her Wig Return For L.A. Riots Drama ‘Kings’

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We may know why Halle Berry had those trendils of terrors at last years Oscars ceremony … she was in character for her new flick Kings.

The trailer just dropped and Berry’s curly locks are pretty identical to the ones she infamously rocked at the 2017 Academy awards. Folks went in on the gorgeous beauty about her hair choice for the evening, but we think once people see the trailer they’ll give her a pass.

Kings tells the story of Millie (Berry), a single mother with eight children, and some of them aren’t even her own. But she takes it upon herself to give them the best home that she can, even if it brings a little craziness into her neighborhood and drives her next door neighbor Obie (Daniel Craig) a little crazy. But there’s turmoil on the horizon after the Rodney King verdict is announced and the riots begin, seemingly putting Millie and her family in danger on the streets.

Similar to last years Detroit the flick, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven tackles racial tensions between citizens and law enforcement. Kings received mixed reviews when it premiered at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, but audiences will get to make up their own minds about the hot-button race-relations drama when it lands in theaters on April 27.

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