By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com
Published: 05:49 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 13:54 GMT, 8 January 2020
She won an Academy Award for her performance in the big screen drama 12 Years A Slave.
Six years later, Lupita Nyong'o is getting some awards attention for a very different type of movie - Jordan Peele's horror thriller Us.
The actress, 36, was honored as best actress of 2019 by the New York Film Critics Circle at its annual awards gala on Tuesday night.
Eye-catching: Lupita Nyong'o wore Valentino to the New York Film Critics Circle annual awards gala on Tuesday night where she was named best actress for Jordan Peele's Us
Nyong'o put on quite a show as she arrived at the event in a vibrant green dress from the Valentino Spring/Summer 2020 Women's Collection.
The full-length pleated dress was sleeveless and cinched at the waist and featured long capes flowing from each shoulder.
The Mexican-born Beauty of Kenyan descent wore her hair piled high on top of her head.
She wore small earrings and was made up with a little shimmery eye-shadow and glossy dark red lip color.
fashion forward: The full-length pleated dress from the Valentino SS 2020 Women's Collection was sleeveless and cinched at the waist and featured long capes flowing from each shoulder