TODAY   |  December 12, 2013

Lupita Nyong'o talks Golden Globe nomination

The former Yale Drama student, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “12 Years a Slave,” says the response to the film has been very exciting and encouraging.

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>> a slave" racked up several nomination, joining us from paris, lupita longo, alone right now. she was just nominated for best supporting actress in a drama. congratulations. good morning.

>> good morning. thank you.

>> tell me, you know, you were standing there. was it just kind of one of those thrill of a lifetime moments?

>> i thought, yeah, it was like a roller coaster going down. i'm still like shaking from hearing my name in that context.

>> what has this experience been like? because you were a drama student. here you are not only in this wonderful movie getting such acclaim. now a golden globe nominee?

>> i don't know. it's just been, it's been such a rewarding experience from the get-go, you know, playing patsy was such a fulfilling experience and now the way the film is being received is so exciting and so encouraging and i'm just so proud of being "12 years a slave" team and to everyone else in this film that has been nominated, i'm just so, so, so happy for everyone.

>> lupita, not only are we thrilled for you, you get the best background ever for one of these kind of interviews. behind you, beautiful stuff and congratulations.

>> thank you so much.