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A dream came true for Lupita Nyong'o at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.  She won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in 12 Years a Slave, and said during her touching acceptance speech that she hopes the new golden trophy reminds her and others to keep dreaming. 

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Nyong'o also dedicated the award to the "spirit of Patsy," the abused slave she played in the Steve McQueen-directed drama.  She said it doesn't escape her for one moment that so much of the joy in her life is thanks to so much pain in someone else's. 

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Nyong'o's Oscar victory comes on the heels of a number of wins for the actress this award season, including a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Independent Spirit Award earlier this weekend. 

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