Lupita Nyong'o: 5 Things to Know About the 12 Years a Slave Star

Awards-show presenters: Learn the pronunciation now, because you’ll likely be calling out Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o’s name for the next several months.

The newcomer, 30, is garnering rave reviews and Oscar buzz for her gut-wrenching big-screen debut in the Brad Pitt-produced drama 12 Years a Slave, and she’ll receive the new Hollywood award at the Hollywood Film Awards on Monday.