Actress Lupita Nyong’o continues to smash glass ceilings with her outstanding achievements, her latest being Emmy Awards 2020 nomination. The 12 Years A Slave actress has been nominated alongside global stars Kareem Abdul, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Angela Bassett and David Attenborough in the Outstanding Narrator Category. The nominees for this 72nd edition of the Emmys were unveiled yesterday via live stream and the award ceremony is scheduled to go down of the 21st September 2020.
The international nature documentary titled Serengeti by the Discovery Channel is the project that earned her this prestigious nomination. This very project also made her the first African woman to narrate an international nature documentary. An ecstatic Lupita took to her social media to announce the exciting news while acknowledging her category mates and thanking the team at the Discovery Channel for giving her the opportunity.
Weeeee, I am an Emmy nomineee, for the narration of #Serengeti!! My fellow nominees in the Outstanding Narrator category, @ImAngelaBasset, Chiwetel Ejiofor, @kaj33 & David Attenborough, are incredible company to keep. Sending my gratitude to the @Discovery team. #Emmys 🐯🐘🐵🐆🦒 pic.twitter.com/0o9GpvHmut
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) July 28, 2020
The Black Panther star is very passionate about wildlife conservation. Last year, she was honored by WildAid, the global conservation organization leading the fight to end the illegal wildlife trade, as a Wildlife Champion.
Lupita’s talent and passion has earned her various coveted accolades including BET and Oscar Awards. She also boasts of gracing the covers of various publications such as British Vogue and Ms among others. She recently launched her debut book Sulwe, which it is getting favourable reviews.
The actress impressive catalogue of award-winning films has made her an inspiration to many young Kenyan actors and actresses.
Congratulations Lupita. Keep soaring.