Lupita Nyong’o is the winner of an Emmy Award for the ‘Outstanding Limited Performance In a Children’s Programme’ for her role as on Netflix’s Bookmark’s ‘Celebrating Black Voices’.
Taking to social media, the actress celebrated this big milestone;
“Here she is! The Emmy for #Sulwe on #BookmarksNetflix arrived! 📫🎉🏆♥️📚 A huge thank you to the @NetflixFamily team, and the brilliant @IAmMarleyDias for making this show possible. #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre #DaytimeEmmys”
The actress was made fun of for her colour while growing up, something that later inspired her to motivate children in her book ‘Sulwe’
“That is why I wrote ‘Sulwe’ to help children learn that they are beautiful before the world tells them anything else. Before the world tells you what you are worth, your parents and yourself, you have an opportunity to build yourself up.”