Lupita Nyong’o wins Best Supporting Actress at 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards

Dressed in a white Calvin Klein gown, the actress came to collect her prize after receiving a standing ovation from the audience.

Nyong’o gave an emotional speech in which she acknowledged fellow competing actresses.

“Thank you. I’m a little terrified. I’m so honored to be here and I just want to thank the BFCA for this incredible honor,” she said. “This has been an incredible year of excellent performances, and in my category, I feel so honored to be with the likes of June Squibb and Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson.”

She continued: “Being a part of 12 Years a Slave has been one of the most profound experiences of my life and I could not be standing here had it not been for Solomon Northup and his love and passion for freedom…and of course, the incredible, incredible Steve McQueen.”

“Steve, your passion, your dedication and your smile inspired me every day on set, and it continues to inspire me now. I want to thank my team and my family for their support and I’d like to dedicate this to my uncle…who always came to watch every single play I was in, and in one of the last performances he saw me in, he said, ‘You’re good. But let’s see what Hollywood thinks of you.’ He didn’t live to see this day, but I’m sure he’s proud of me. Thank you.”

Here is the full list of winners at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards:

Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Actor – Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Young Actor/Actress – Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is The Warmest Color

Best Acting Ensemble – American Hustle

Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Original Screenplay – Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay – John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Best Art Direction – Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), The Great Gatsby

Best Editing – Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger, Gravity

Best Costume Design – Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby

Best Hair & Makeup – American Hustle

Best Visual Effects – Gravity

Best Animated Feature – Frozen

Best Action Movie – Lone Survivor

Best Actor in an Action Movie – Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor

Best Actress in an Action Movie – Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Best Comedy – American Hustle

Best Actor in a Comedy – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress in a Comedy – Amy Adams, American Hustle

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie – Gravity

Best Documentary Feature – 20 Feet From Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film – Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Score – Steven Price, Gravity

Best Song – Let It Go by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen