- She was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her work on Black Panther.
- Together with Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright, she was nominated for an MTV Movie & TV Award for Best On-Screen Team for her work on Black Panther.
- Lupita Nyong'o previously worked with Danai Gurira in Eclipsed.
- Lupita Nyong'o previously worked with Andy Serkis in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- Lupita Nyong'o will work again with Winston Duke in Us.
- Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and Brett Dalton were classmates at Yale University.