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Da’Vine Joy Randolph Thanks All Of the Beautiful People Who Taught Her To ‘Just Be Myself’ After Oscar Win

Da’Vine Joy Randolph Thanks All Of the Beautiful People Who Taught Her To ‘Just Be Myself’ After Oscar Win

Following her whirlwind award season where she won every award she was up for, Da’Vine Joy Randolph completed the sweep as she took home Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in The Holdovers. The historic night was capped off by her being presented the Oscar by past winners Mary Steenburgen, Lupita Nyong’o, Jamie Lee Curtis, Regina King and Rita Moreno.

Nyong’o was the reciepient who introduced Randolph’s nomination and brought her to tears as she touched on how she wore her grandmother’s glasses during her performance.

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“God is good,” she said. “I didn’t think I was supposed to be doing this a career. I started off as a singer and my mother said I should go across the street to that theater department cause there is something for you there and I thank my mother for doing that.”

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Randolph won the award beating out Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer, Jodie Foster in Nyad, America Ferrara in Barbie and Danielle Brooks in The Color Purple.

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“I am so grateful to all you beautiful people out there and for so long I so wanted to be different and I just realized I just need to be myself,” she said choking back tears.

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The newly minted Oscar winner has been the front-runner taking home a number of critic circles awards and other accolades including the Golden Globe and SAG trophies for best supporting actress. This marked the first award for the film tonight.

Here’s Randolph backstage:

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