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Nyong'o: I was 'selfish' over Oscar

Lupita Nyong'o has revealed she was so chuffed with her Oscar gong that she wouldn't let anyone else touch it at first.

The 31-year-old, who won the best supporting actress prize for her performance in 12 Years A Slave, admitted she was quite possessive over her statuette, which she referred to as her "golden man Oscar".

"For the first half of the night, I was being very, very selfish," she told Live! With Kelly And Michael hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

"I wouldn't even let anyone else take a picture with it. No one was holding it. It is very heavy," she added.

Lupita joked she would have to buy a bigger home to keep her trophy.

"I may have to get a two-bedroom apartment and then have this in a mantle right in the middle or something," she said.

The actress - who made her big-screen debut as slave Patsey in Steve McQueen's film, starring alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender - admitted her win has yet to sink in.

"It hasn't. I haven't even slept. It hasn't set in. It is overwhelming... I am allowing myself to absorb it all," she said, adding: "It has happened! Twelve midnight came and this did not disappear."

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