Lupita Nyong'o Nabs Breakthrough Performance Award at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Posted Friday February 28, 2014 2:38 AM GMT

Starting Oscars weekend early, Lupita Nyong'o attended the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills on Thursday (February 27).

The "12 Years a Slave" breakout looked fresh and showed off her toned tummy in a cropped white sleeveless top and matching skirt with pointy heels.

Sharing a photo of herself smiling with her trophy, the 30-year-old actress wrote on Instagram, "Today I received the @Essencemag Black Women In Hollywood Breakthrough Performance Award. I was blessed to be counted in the number of incredible women making Hollywood history."

Already feeling the love, she continued, "Thank you, Essence for an EXTRAORDINARY experience. It will remain with me ALWAYS. #Oscars."

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