Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars 2014 speech: An Oscar moment to remember

When Nyong'o's name was called, the stars cheered, as did the other backstage workers. (AP) When Nyong'o's name was called, the stars cheered, as did the other backstage workers. (AP)
Associated Press | Los Angeles | Posted: March 3, 2014 9:33 am | Updated: March 3, 2014 12:55 pm

Lupita Nyong’o’s Best Supporting Actress win wasn’t just a major moment for the newcomer — it touched everyone in the Dolby Theatre — both in the audience and backstage.

Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, who’d presented the previous award, stayed backstage to watch the category on a monitor. When the clip of Nyong’o’s performance was shown, Hemsworth clapped and Theron said, “So good.” (Pics: Oscars 2014 red carpet)

When Nyong’o’s name was called, the stars cheered, as did the other backstage workers. (Read the list of Winners)

When a teary-eyed Nyong’o walked off stage and into the theatre hallway, Ellen DeGeneres was waiting to greet her.

“Yay, yay, yay!” DeGeneres said. “You won an Oscar! And it was such a beautiful speech. Such composure!”

She made the actress smile by adding: “And we crashed Twitter with that photo!”

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