Actress Emma Thompson photobombed Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o as she hit the red carpet at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Emma Thompson photobombed Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o as she hit the red carpet at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles, California.Reuters

Actress Emma Thompson photobombed Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o as she hit the red carpet at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles, California.

The 54-year-old had a playful moment and pulled faces as Nyong'o was posing for shutterbugs.

The 30-year-old actress won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her work in the film 12 Years a Slave.

For the award, she beat strong contenders including American Hustle's Jennifer Lawrence, August: Osage County's Julia Roberts, Nebraska's June Squibb, and Lee Daniels' The Butler's Oprah Winfrey.

"I also wanna thank my family, who have kept it real," she said in her acceptance speech. "My dad, he was the first person I called when I got this role, and I said to him, 'Daddy, do you know Brad Pitt? I'm going to be in a movie with him.' And he said, 'I don't know him personally, but I'm glad you got a job.' So am I!"

At the ceremony, Nyong'o was wearing a turquoise colour Gucci dress with gold-and-turquoise, floral-embroidered straps. She completed the look with Christian Louboutin shoes, a Monica Rich Kosann clutch, and Fred Leighton jewellery.

Nyong'o revealed that she does not feel the pressure of becoming a fashion icon.

"No, I actually don't feel the pressure because for me my first love is acting," Nyong'o told E! Online, "And that's where my focus is. I've loved the opportunity to learn about the fashion world and appreciate it as an art form, and I look forward to my continued education, but I never want it to take over my acting."