Well, it sounds like even her wildest dreams have come true!
Lupita Nyong'o has become a household name after her well-deserved nominations for her role in 12 Years A Slave and gurlfriend has been on a whirlwind of a ride!
In fact, the actress was surprised that she was nominated for an Oscar after landing her first movie role!
Lupita, you are a phenomenal actress! Don't be so surprised that you're getting recognized for your AH-Mazing work!
The actress stopped by the set of The Queen Latifah Show to talk about everything that was happening before and after they announced the Academy Award nominations!
Congrats, gurl!! We can't wait to see you on the red carpet!
Take a look at her remembering that day (above)!
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