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You Go, Lupita Nyong'o! The Stages of Her Big Win

Feb 24 2014 - 1:00am

Lupita Nyong'o brought a high dose of winning spirit to the NAACP Image Awards in LA on Saturday, lighting up the stage with a huge smile. The excitement started when Lupita stepped foot onto the red carpet, donning a revealing Givenchy dress and gold H. Stern jewelry. After making her way into the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Lupita soon discovered she'd won the best supporting actress award for her riveting performance in 12 Years a Slave. Her happiness didn't stop at the stage, though — the actress was elated to show off her new trophy, and chatted up stars like Michael B. Jordan and Forest Whitaker [1]. Keep reading to see Lupita celebrate her win, and then check all the red carpet arrivals [2]!

Lupita was already a winner on the red carpet.

Then Lupita won in her category.

And she really felt it.

She had her "you really love me" moment.

And showed off that infectious smile.

Lupita even threw her hands up.

And posed with her trophy.

She just had to kiss the trophy.

Forest Whitaker was super excited to see her.

And yes, she even held hands with Michael B. Jordan.

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