Nyong'o walked away with the best supporting actress award while Whitaker was recognized with the Joel Siegel Award.
The 2014 Academy Award nominations have been announced and 12 Years a Slave continues to be a contender nabbing several Oscar nods fresh off their 'Best Film Drama' Golden Globe win.
"I went over to him and said 'I'm very sorry to bother you but I'm Lupita Nyong'o and I've been dying to meet you,'" Nyong'o told Jimmy Kimmel.
The 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood event returns to the Beverly Hills Hotel and will honor the achievements of Black women in film and TV.
We got the inside scoop from her hairstylist, Larry Sims.
The British Film Academy nominated the 12 Years a Slave actress for its Rising Star Award.
"Doing this movie meant so much for me," says Nyong'o