Kenya's Lupita Nyong'o Nominated for Oscar

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o has been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave.


  • 12 Years a Slave Trailer

    Publication Date:
    19 July 2013

    12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup ... see more »

  • Kenya:  Film Commission Plans to Fly Lupita in for Movie Premiere

    The Star, 25 January 2014

    The Kenya Film Commision has joined the bangwagon to congratulate Kenyan actress based in the US for her stellar performance in the Oscar nominated film, 12 Years A Slave. read more »

  • Kenya:  Kenyans Laud Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Nomination

    The Star, 18 January 2014

    IT was a fantastic day for Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o at Hollywood on Thursday, as she scored a double in a single day. read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Nominated for Oscar

    The Star, 17 January 2014

    Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends The 39th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards at InterContinental Hotel on January 11, 2014 in Century City, California. JC ... read more »

  • Africa:  Kenya's Lupita Nyong'o Nominated for Oscar, 16 January 2014

    Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o has been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Nyong'o Going 'Non-Stop' in Hollywood

    Capital FM, 19 October 2012

    Another Hollywood door has opened up for Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o, this time in the form of an action thriller called Non-Stop that features Liam Neeson (Taken) and Emmy Award ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Vs Oprah and Julia Roberts for Oscar Nominations

    Capital FM, 17 September 2013

    What do Lupita Nyong'o, Oprah Winfrey and Julia Roberts have in common? read more »

  • Kenya:  Critics Predict an Oscar for Lupita

    The Star, 9 September 2013

    Lupita Nyong'o has charmed Hollywood. Critics have lauded her performance in the Hollywood movie, 12 Years a Slave as one fit "for an Oscar nod". The movie is being screened at the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Fashion Store That Dresses Lupita Opens in Nairobi

    The Star, 17 January 2014

    FASHION lovers in Nairobi have a reason to celebrate. A new fashion store -- Store 66 -- opened towards the end of last year. The store aims to deliver to the consumer fashionable ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita's Hollywood Movie Wins Toronto Award

    The Star, 18 September 2013

    Kenyan actress based in the US, Lupita Nyongo is the talk of town at the Toronto Film Festival. In addition to the Lupita being fronted for a 2014 Oscar nomination for her role in ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Nyong'o Lucky to Get Role in '12 Years a Slave'

    The Star, 24 October 2013

    Lupita Nyong'o is definitely the actress of the moment with her sterling role in the movie 12 Years a Slave, which tells the story a black man who was born free in New York state ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Wins Hollywood Award

    The Star, 24 October 2013

    Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o has won an award for her role in a Hollywood movie, dubbed "12 YEARS A SLAVE". Lupita, daughter of Kisumu senator Anyang Nyong'o won the Hollywood ... read more »

  • Kenya:  What Lupita's Award Means for Her Career

    The Star, 25 October 2013

    Kenyan actress based in Hollywood, Lupita Nyongo was on Monday named the Best Actress at the Hollywood Film Awards. Film critics have termed this as a sure foot in for Lupita in ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor of "12 Years a Slave" Wins SAG Nominations

    Capital FM, 12 December 2013

    Nominations for the 20th Screen Actor's Guild Awards were unveiled on Wednesday with the film winning the most nods, "12 Years a Slave," paving the way. read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita's Hollywood Movie Grosses Sh3.14 Billion

    The Star, 21 December 2013

    The Hollywood film featuring Kenyan actor based in the US will be re-released next year. read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Wins Breakthrough Performance Award

    The Star, 7 January 2014

    Lupita Nyong'o bagged the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Saturday evening. read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Nyong'o Features in Hollywood Movies

    Capital FM, 26 June 2013

    Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o is definitely going places with her career as an actress. The former Face of Africa beauty who is a graduate of Yale School of Drama has featured in a ... read more »