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<p>Lupita Nyong'o won the Academy Award for best supporting actress on March 2 for her performance in "12 Years a Slave," her first role in a feature film.</p>

Lupita Nyong'o won the Academy Award for best supporting actress on March 2 for her performance in "12 Years a Slave," her first role in a feature film.

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'12 Years a Slave' Wins Oscar for Best Film; Lupita Nyong'o Nabs Best Supporting Actress Award

The captivating 2013 drama "12 Years a Slave," a harrowing tale of a freed Black man kidnapped into slavery in the 1800s, won the Academy Awards' top honor for best picture on Sunday night in Los Angeles, capping an evening which also saw its star Lupita Nyong'o take home the Oscar for best supporting actress.