By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 17, 2014 at 1:57PM
It's certainly not the first award she's won, for her performance in 12 Years A Slave (she was recognized by a few film critics organizations, as well as some film festivals), but it's the first time I've seen her win and give an acceptance speech on a televised awards show - especially one of some significance.
In what I'd say is her biggest win of the awards season thus far, she got a standing ovation from her peers, and delivered a graceful and emotional acceptance speech, which should resonate, and carry on through to the Oscars.
The Critics' Choice Awards aired on the CW last night, and not only did 12 Years A Slave take home the top prize (Best Picture), co-star Lupita Nyong'o picked up the award for Best Supporting Actress.
Watch her moving speech below: