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15 Black Oscars: Actors & Actresses Who Won Academy Awards

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  1. Sidney Poitier

  • Award Year: 1963
  • For Film: Lilies of the Field
  • Role Played: Homer Smith
  • The Highlights:
  1. The first black man to win an Oscar
  2. The first black to win Best Actor
  3. The youngest, aged 37, black to win Best Actor
  4. First black to be nominated twice for Best Actor
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  1. Denzel Washington

  • Award Year: 2001
  • For Film: Training Day
  • Role Played: Alonzo Harris
  • The Highlights:
  1. The 2nd black to win Best Actor award
  2. 2001 was the year of African-Americans: two Oscars were awarded for the leading role; the other was won by Halle Berry for the film Monster’s Ball as Best Actress.
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  1. Jamie Foxx

  • Award Year: 2004
  • For Film: Ray
  • Role Played: Ray Charles
  • The Highlight:
  1. The first black to receive two nominations in one year in acting category; the other was for the film Collateral.
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The Biggest Before The Oscar: The Golden Globes 2016

  1. Forest Whitaker

  • Award Year: 2006
  • For Film: The Last King of Scotland
  • Role Played: Idi Amin
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  1. Halle Berry

  • Award Year: 2001
  • For Film: Monster’s Ball
  • Role Played: Leticia Musgrove
  • The Highlights:
  1. First black woman to win as Best Actress
  2. 2001 was the year of African-Americans: two Oscars were awarded for the leading role; the other was won by Denzel Washington for the film, Training Day.

The Most Emotional Oscar Acceptance Ever:

  1. Louis Gossett, Jr.

  • Award Year: 1982
  • For Film: An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Role Played: Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley
  • The Highlight: The first black man to win the Best Supporting Actor
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  1. Denzel Washington

  • Award Year: 1989
  • For Film: Glory
  • Role Played: Pvt. Trip
  • The Highlight: The first black actor to be nominated twice for the Best Supporting Actor, the other film was the film Flight in 2012.

  1. Cuba Gooding, Jr.

  • Award Year: 1996
  • For Film: Jerry Maguire
  • Role Played: Rod Tidwell
  • The Highlight: The youngest, aged 29, black actor to win an Academy Award.

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  1. Morgan Freeman

  • Award Year: 2004
  • For Film: Million Dollar Baby
  • Role Played: Eddie ‘Scrap-Iron’ Dupris
  • The Highlight: The oldest, aged 67, black actor to win an Oscar

  1. Hattie McDaniel

  • Award Year: 1939
  • For Film: Gone with the Wind
  • Role Played: Mammy
  • The Highlights:
  1. The first black woman to win an Oscar as the Best Actress in Supporting Role
  2. The first black person, in any category, to win an Oscar
  3. The first black person to be nominated for acting
  4. The first black actress to win as the Best Supporting Actress
  5. The oldest, aged 44, black actress to win an Oscar

Most Nostalgic Oscar moment of all Times

  1. Whoopi Goldberg

  • Award Year: 1990
  • For Film: Ghost
  • Role Played: Oda Mae Brown
  • The Highlights:
  1. The first black actress to be nominated twice, the other one was for the film The Color Purple of 1985
  2. The second black actress to receive Oscar for the Best Supporting Actress

& The History was Repeated with Much Excitement

  1. Jennifer Hudson

  • Award Year: 2006
  • For Film: Dreamgirls
  • Role Played: Effie White
  • The Highlights:
  1. The first black to win an Oscar for a debut performance in a film
  2. The youngest black actress to be nominated or win for the Best Supporting Actress
  3. The youngest, aged 25, black person to win an Oscar
  4. The first Film, Dreamgirls, to feature black nominations in both the Best Supporting Actor & Actress
  5. The first black actress to win Oscar for a Musical Film
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  1. Mo’Nique

  • Award Year: 2009
  • For Film: Precious
  • Role Played: Mary Lee Johnston
  • The Highlight: The 2nd film to nominate two blacks in the Best, Actress & the Supporting Actress.
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  1. Octavia Spencer

  • Award Year: 2011
  • For Film: The Help
  • Role Played: Minny Jackson
  • The Highlight: The 3rd film to feature black nominations for the Best Actress & the Supporting Actress
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Best Movies Of 2015

  1. Lupita Nyong’o

  • Award Year: 2013
  • For Film: 12 Years a Slave
  • Role Played: Patsey
  • The Highlights:
  1. The first black African to be nominated and win an Oscar.
  2. The 2nd black actor to win for the debut performance in a film
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