The 31-year-old breakout beauty won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 12 Years a Slave at the 86th Annual Academy Awards tonight and was overcome with emotion as she took the stage.
But Nyong'o wasn't the only one who was in awe of her highly coveted accolade. A number of stars took to Twitter to praise the Yale grad, who has clearly earned a number of celebrity fans during her rapid rise to the top of Tinseltown.
Meanwhile, Retta, who has been live-tweeting the Oscars, praised Lupita for her down-to-Earth demeanor, "N'yongo keepin' it real. #S--t #Oscars2014," she wrote.
And Patton Oswalt couldn't help but share a silly quip, "Can someone just give Lupita Nyong'o the Voight-Kampff Test now? Good God. #Oscars."
While Ellen Barkin had nothing but praise for the beauty: "I swore I wouldn't comment on 'winners' but that was too beautiful a moment from too beautiful & inspirational a woman. Done now. Mittens on," she tweeted.
Nyong'o—who won for her portrayal as Patsey, a favored but abused slave in the Steve McQueen-directed drama—looked gorgeous as she waltzed onto the stage in her chic Cinderella gown before thanking a number of people who contributed to her win.
"Thank you to the academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn't escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else's. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance, and for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own," the actress said.
"Steve McQueen, you charge everything that you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Thank you so much for putting me in this position," she continued, filled with emotion. "This has been the joy of my life. I'm certain that the dead are standing about you and watching and they're grateful and so am I. Chiwetel, thank you for your fearlessness and how deeply you went into telling Solomon's story. Michael Fassbender, thank you so much, you were my rock...I want to thank my family for your training and the Yale school of drama. My friends. My brother Junior sitting by my side."
Nyong'o concluded, "When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you're from, your dreams are valid."