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Lupita Nyong'o wins Oscar for supporting actress

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - 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.

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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