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Posted: 22/01/2014 01:50 PM

BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS Lupita Nyong'o is set to soon become a household name following her critically acclaimed performance in Steve McQueen's tour de force 12 Years A Slave.

The film industry has been quick to recognise the 31-year-old's visceral acting in the slavery epic, in which she portrays the harrowing psychological effects of being treated like property by Michael Fassbender's brutal plantation owner in Louisiana.

Here we take a look at Nyong'o's appearances at various awards ceremonies that have lauded her achievements and the brilliance of McQueen's art in motion.

Words: Bart Chan

Images: PA