- Associated Press - Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o, breakout movie star and fashion superstar, says she chose her ice blue Prada gown because blue “reminds me of home” in Kenya.

“I wanted to have a sense of home with me,” she told AP Live on the Oscar red carpet.

Nyong’o, nominated for best supporting actress for her heart-wrenching turn as a slave in “12 Years a Slave,” said her gown was also meant to evoke Champagne bubbles. Could that be a reference to some anticipated celebration later in the evening?

Or perhaps the actress was still celebrating her birthday. She turned 31 on Saturday.

- Jocelyn Noveck - Twitter https://twitter.com/JocelynNoveckAP

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