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Lupita Nyong’o to battle it out with Barack Obama in Emmy Awards nominations



By Judith Gicobi

For her role on the Discovery+ docuseries Serengeti II, actress Lupita Nyong’o has bagged an Emmy nomination.

Lupita, 39, will compete in the Outstanding Narrator category alongside Barack Obama (Our Great National Parks), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War), David Attenborough (The Mating Game), and W. Kamau Bell (We Need to Talk About Cosby).

The Oscar winner explored the African plains while posting a number of videos and pictures on her Instagram as a response to the news. Lupita thanked the organization for the distinction and expressed her joy and appreciation in the caption.

“We nominated for an Emmy!!! Thank you @televisionacad for recognizing my narration of Serengeti II in today’s nominations,” wrote Lupita, adding that she loved being part of the show that “inspires me to get outtttsiiiideee wherever I am!”

The actress from 12 Years a Slave shared a video with various photos of herself filming the drama, as well as a selfie with a lion in the background.

The Emmy Awards ceremony be held on September 12.

Lupita has been nominated for numerous honors during her acting career, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, which she won.

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