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By Chris Gardner
Every awards season, a new sweetheart rises to the top of the nominees list thanks to a combination of stunning style, great interview skills and overwhelming gratitude. In 2014, that sweetheart is Lupita Nyong'o.
Lupita captivated movie-goers in the heart-wrenching "12 Years a Slave" and her work -- her first acting role in a feature film -- garnered her an Oscar nomination to go with a long list of awards. Let's wish Hollywood's newest "it" girl a very HBD on March 1, by clicking through to learn a few things about the fresh-faced newcomer ...