Lupita Nyong’o named best actress at New York Critic Circle Award


Kenyan Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o has been named as the best actress for her work in Jordan Peele’s horror movie ‘Us’.

The 36-year-old actress was awarded the gong by the New York Film Critics Circle, a film which was released on March 22, 2019. In the film Lupita plays the role of Adelaide Wilson, a woman whose family is attacked by paranormal ghost like characters resembling real people.

The award becomes the latest among other accolades to her name. In 2014 she was named the best supporting actress at the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, for her role as Patsy in the film 12 years a slave.

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Lupita has recently disclosed that she wouldn’t have become an actress without her parents’ support.

She credits her mother for nurturing her artistic spirit.

“”I was thinking about the Harlem School of Arts and what it does for children and its students and I didn’t have an institution where I’m in from in Nairobi, Kenya. And so the only way my interest in the arts thrived was because I had parents who valued those interests. And my mother, in particular, she really nurtured my artistic spirit. She drove to rehearsals after a long day at work and waited in the car for five or so hours … and she never complained.”