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Actress Lupita Nyong'o Shows the Power of the Human Spirit at this year's Oscars

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The stars shined brightly at this years Oscars,and for many the highlight of the night was the acceptance speech of actress Lupita Nyong'o who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

The response from fans of the star was immediate. Oprah tweeted "Way to go @Lupita_Nyongo .. So happy so PROUD!!!! #12YearsASlave". Actress Kerry Washington also congratulated Lupita with this tweet: "Wooo hoo! #12yearsaslave I love seeing those talented and fierce women up there... #SarahPaulson @adeperoOduye @Lupita_Nyongo @AlfreWoodard".

After receiving a much-deserved standing ovation for her win she spoke words that will resonate long after the awards were over. To director Steve McQueen (who accepted the award for Best Picture for the same filme) she said: "Thank you for putting me in this position. It has been the joy of my life." She also added: "Steve McQueen has really honored a people who suffered a long time through this film. Their spirits have been honored."

What was so beautiful to watch about Ms. Nyong'o in her speech was how much she realized the moment was so much bigger than herself. "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.” With that said, however, she went on to inspire us all with these powerful words: "No matter where you're from your dreams are valid."

What an amazing message to women and men around the world, remembering that being the best of who you were created to be is the important thing. "I don't have to be anybody else," says Lupita. "Myself is good enough. Then I can avail myself to extraordinary things - such as this."

Follow Lupita on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/lupita_nyongo.

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