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Mar 03, 2014 at 08:50am IST

Oscars 2014: Lupita Nyong'o wins best supporting actress

Los Angeles: Lupita Nyong'o has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her harrowing portrayal of a slave who's caught her sadistic master's eye in '12 Years a Slave.'

It was the first Oscar nomination for the 31-year-old Nyong'o, and she won it for her film debut.

Not just a breakout movie star, the Mexican-born actress of Kenyan descent has also made a huge splash in the fashion world.

Oscars 2014: Lupita Nyong'o wins best supporting actress

It was the first Oscar nomination for Lupita Nyong'o, and she won it for her film debut.

The other nominees Sunday were: Sally Hawkins, 'Blue Jasmine'; Jennifer Lawrence, 'American Hustle'; Julia Roberts, 'August: Osage County'; and June Squibb, 'Nebraska'.

The 86th Academy Awards are airing live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

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