Lupita Nyong’o Drops By “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Posted Thursday January 23, 2014 12:33 PM GMT

She’s had an amazing year so far, and Lupita Nyong'o was all smiles as she paid a visit to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday night (January 22).

The Kenyan cutie took a break from the awards show season craziness to discuss her skyrocketing career and her all-important Oscar nomination for “12 Years a Slave.”

Earlier in the day, Lupita chatted with Queen Latifah about the moment she found out she was on the Best Supporting Actress list for the Academy Awards.

“You know I never, in my wildest dreams, could I have thought that the first role I get out of school would lead to an Oscar nomination. I woke up at 5.30am and I was so mad at the weather man because he was going on and on about the weather and I was like, ‘Oh man! Just get to the nominations.’ And to hear my name, my stomach churned and I was confused and I just burst out crying.”

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