It was great to hear the Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyong’o, thank the Yale Drama School in her Oscar acceptance speech.

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I think it’s not uncommon for successful Hollywood actors to want to de-emphasize that they were trained; they want to seem to have been endowed with something innate and mysterious, not to be the possessor of a skill for which they sweated. So it’s gratifying when actors receiving awards acknowledge that their training was important. Lupita seems to have that kind of appreciative spirit and wisdom. Best of luck to her! I am sure this is only the beginning of a spectacular career.