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Lupita Nyong'o wins Best Supporting Actress

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"It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is due to so much pain in someone else's."

An emotional Lupita Nyong'o graciously accepted the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for playing Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. Nyong'o also praised director Steve McQueen for working so hard to translate Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir to film: "I'm certain that the dead are standing around you, and they are grateful. And so am I."