There’s no disputing that Lupita Nyong'o has been the fashion MVP this awards season, but on Hollywood’s biggest night, she really outdid herself. The Oscars 2014 red carpet was made when the 12 Years a Slave actress arrived in a pastel blue gown that wouldn’t have looked as great on anyone but her!
Lupita’s ethereal custom-made Prada gown is in a blue that she says reminds her of her native Nairobi. It must be said, that plunging neckline could only work on someone with her build and skin-tone. And to top it off with that adorable headband? She’s too cute!
Though the Best Supporting Actress nominee seems like a natural at the awards show, she says she never actually envisioned being at the Academy Awards.
“I never envisioned being here,” she admitted to E! News. “I didn’t grow up watching the Oscars, so I didn’t realize it was a big deal until I was in college.”
Whether or not the Yale Drama grad wins the Oscar tonight, she will have something else to celebrate: her birthday! The star turned another year older yesterday, so how did she celebrate? “I went to the Independent Spirit Awards and won!” Lupita quips. Not a shabby gift!
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