Monday, March 3, 2014

Transcript of Lupita Nyong'O Oscar Night Speech

Transcript of Lupita Nyong'O Oscar Night Speech

Lupita Nyong'O's acceptance of her Oscar was very humbling. It was saturated with grace and refreshing taste of her journey through the years. Lupita you make Mexicans Proud! Viva Lupita! tweeted one her fans. But it's not just the Mexicans nor the Kenyans that are celebrating her quick stardom to fame; Africans, Europeans and the World wanted her to win the highly coveted prize.  Lupita Nyong'o Winner Best Supporting Actress For "12 Years A Slave." Osaseye will like to congratulate my sister Lupita Nyong'O for being so humble and honest about her roots. Lupita you deserved to win this honor. Stay humble and proud. Godspeed.
Here is the transcript of Lupita Nyong'O Oscar Night Speech.

Yes! Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own. Steve McQueen, you charge everything you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Thank you so much for putting me in this position. This has been the joy of my life. I’m certain that the dead are standing about you and watching and they are grateful and so am I.

Chiwetel, thank you for your fearlessness and how deeply you went into telling Solomon’s story. Michael Fassbender, thank you so much. You were my rock. Alfre and Sarah, it was a thrill to work with you. Joe Walker, the invisible performer in the editing room, thank you. Sean Bobbitt, Kalaadevi, Adruitha, Patty Norris, thank you, thank you, thank you, I could not be here without your work.

I want to thank my family for your training and the Yale School of Drama as well for your training. My friends, the Wilsons, this one’s for you. My brother, Junior, sitting by my side. Thank you so much. You are my best friend. And Ben, my other best friend, my chosen family.

When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid.

Thank you.


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