Cinemafrique: Lupita Nyong'o In 'Americanah,' Sophie Okonedo Wins A Tony, Uzo Aduba On Funny Or Die + More
The latest in Okayafrica's Cinemafrique features African film and TV news on Lupita Nyong'o, Sophie Okonedo wins at the Tony's and more.
Sophie Okonedo Wins Best Performance At The Tony's
"Jewish/Nigerian/Brit" Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, The Secret Life of Bees) won the Tony Award for "Best Featured Actress in a Play" over the weekend for her portrayal of Ruth Younger in the Broadway revival of A Raisin In The Sun, beating out her co-star Anika Noni Rose. A Raisin In The Sun marks the Oscar-nominated (for her role in Hotel Rwanda) actress’ first appearance on Broadway. Next up for Okonedo, she'll appear alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the second season of the BBC’s Shakespeare series The Hollow Crown.