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Lupita Nyong'o cried over Oscar nod

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Lupita Nyong'o "cried" when she learned she had been nominated for an Oscar.

The '12 Years A Slave' actress watched the nominations broadcast on TV with her friends and found it "surreal" when her name was read out in the Best Supporting Actress category.

She said: "I chose to watch it. I had a deliberation with my best friends, we were together here in LA and I chose to watch it because I thought, you know, I want to hear it from the horse's mouth either way.

"I raised my hand up and I just closed my eyes and cried and said thank you, thank you, thank you. It was so surreal to hear my name in that context."

The 30-year-old actress is excited about the forthcoming ceremony, whether she wins the award or not, but is viewing it as the "final celebration" for '12 Years a Slave'.

Speaking on 'Piers Morgan Live', she said: "I am just so grateful and stoked to be going to the Oscars and to be going there with so many other people from this amazing picture that I got to be a part of. I mean it's going to be the final celebration, you know."

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