At Saturday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the 12 Years A Slave actress took home the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. As Nyong’o accepted her first-ever SAG Award, she recognized her family for their unwavering support.
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“I want to thank my family who have kept it real,” she told the audience. “My dad, he was the first person I called when I got this role. I said, ‘Daddy, do you know Brad Pitt? I’m going to be in a movie with him.’”
Her father replied, “I don’t know him personally, but I’m glad you got a job.”
Check out her acceptance speech below.