On the 2nd of March, 2014, 43.74 million viewers all around the world tuned in on their screens to watch the 86th celebration of the Oscar Awards. This was the largest number of viewers in the world in the history of Oscar Awards viewers. Africans around the globe tuned in rooting for Lupita Nyon’go to win an Oscar for her performance in 12 Years a Slave while some girls (like me) were waiting for Leonardo DiCaprio to win his first Oscar. Sadly, the latter didn’t happen. After Lupita won her Oscar, social media broke into a frenzy. Trending tweets and Facebook statuses. If you weren’t talking or reading about Lupita, you had a problem, or a lack of internet. However, the skeptic in me has questions that need to be asked. Did Lupita win because she portrayed an oppressed black woman? Did she really deserve that Oscar? I’ve watched her in previous productions (Shuga) and she is an amazing actress. But is she really Oscar-worthy? Now, this article was not meant to rain on Lupita’s parade but she beat American darlings Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lawrence not forgetting the Sally Hawkins and June Squibb. Actors like Heath Ledger died as he embodied his character as The Joker in The Dark Knight. Matthew McConaughey lost a humongous amount of weight for a movie role. People have gone to extremes for different movies they have acted in. We love Lupita, she has done Africa proud. But was she Oscar-worthy?