Oscar nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's sister gets emotional on CNN.

Jan, 18, 2014

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is up for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and his sister Zain Asher, Financial News Reporter for CNN can hardly contain her happiness.

"Honestly I could not sleep last night, I really couldn't and this was so emotional for me. This was a day my family has really been hoping for and waiting for, for such a really long time," Asher said during a television interview to fellow CNN host Carol Costello. "I told myself I wasn't going to cry, but I do feel so emotional right now. He's been acting since he was 13-years-old."

Ejiofor recently nabbed a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category and a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in 12 Years a Slave.

Watch the emotional video of Asher above.