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Lupita Nyong’o wins NAACP Image Award

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o who has been the belle of awards season continued her winning streak. The “12 Years a Slave” breakout star won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 2014 Image Awards Saturday night in Pasedena, California.

Related article: Actor Anthony Anderson to host the 45th NAACP Image Awards

Nyongo’o beat out a tough field for the honor. She faced co-star Alfre Woodard, Oprah Winfrey (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler"), Naomie Harris (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) and Octavia Spencer (“Fruitvale Station”) in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture category.

Other winners were David Oyelowo for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. He bested “The Best Man Holiday” co-stars Morris Chestnut and Terrence Howard and his “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” co-star Cuba Gooding Jr.

Angela Bassett ("Black Nativity") and Forest Whitaker ("Lee Daniels' The Butler") won for Best Actress and Actor in a Motion Picture respectively, while "12 Years a Slave" took the honor for Best Picture.

Film and television actress Kerry Washington took home the Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Washington also faced a strong field that included Regina King (“Southland”), Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Khandi Alexander (“Treme”) and Nicole Beharie (“Sleepy Hollow”). Her show “Scandal” also won for Outstanding Drama Series.

The 45th NAACP Image Awards ceremony was broadcast on its new home the TV One cable network. You can check out the Image Awards website for a complete list of winners and nominees.

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