I have not even slept since winning Oscar: Lupita Nyong`o

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 04, 2014, 16:03 PM IST

Los Angeles :Actress Lupita Nyong`o says winning Oscar for her debut film was so overwhelming that she could not even sleep at the night.

The 31-year-old actress won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in `12 Years a Slave`.

"It hasn`t set in. I haven`t even slept! It is overwhelming, but at the same time, this is the thing I dreamt for, it`s the thing that I availed myself for. I`m just trying to allow myself to absorb it all," Lupita said.

The actress was possessive about the golden statuette.

"The first half of the night I was being very, very selfish. I wouldn`t let anyone even take a picture with it. No one was holding it. But then, it`s really heavy," she said.