Guess who’s the new boss in town at the Berlin International Film Festival? None other than Lupita Nyong’o, the Kenyan-Mexican sensation who bagged an Oscar for her mind-blowing performance in “12 Years A Slave.” Move over, world – Lupita’s taking the reins as the president of the jury, and she’s not just honored, she’s deeply honored. Like, deeper than the deepest ocean!
In her own words, Lupita shared, “I am deeply honored to serve as the President of the International Jury of the Berlin International Film Festival.” You can almost hear the trumpets and see the confetti falling as Lupita steps into her new role, ready to judge films like a cinematic superhero.
Lupita is all about celebrating and recognizing the outstanding work of filmmakers from every nook and cranny of the globe. It’s like a global film fiesta, and Lupita’s the party planner-in-chief.
The brilliant minds behind Berlinale, Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian, couldn’t contain their excitement about Lupita’s selection. According to them, Lupita embodies everything they love in cinema – versatility, addressing diverse audiences, and consistency to an idea that’s as recognizable as Lupita’s dazzling smile. They probably had a hard time choosing a president, but Lupita just had that extra dash of fabulousness.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Lupita not only won an Oscar but also snagged a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and an NAACP Image Award. It’s safe to say she’s got more awards than your grandma’s trophy shelf – and that’s saying something.
But hold your popcorn because Lupita is not just sitting pretty in her president’s chair. She’s also gearing up for some horror fun in the upcoming “A Quiet Place: Day One.” Who knew being a film festival president could be so thrilling?
Oh, and did we mention Lupita is not just a fantastic actor but also an executive producer? Yep, she’s got her fingers in all the cinematic pies. She served as the executive producer for the Sudanese movie, “Goodbye Julia,” directed by Mohamed Kordofani. Lupita’s not just breaking barriers; she’s smashing them with style.
So, here’s to Lupita Nyong’o, the queen of the Berlin International Film Festival, the Oscar winner who’s not just judging films but also bringing her A-game to every cinematic adventure. It’s Lupita’s world; we’re just living in it – with a bucket of popcorn and a front-row seat to the most fabulous film festival ever!