Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mirror On America's Oscar Post

Today is Oscar Night.

There are two Black Actresses nominated this year:

Viola Davis for Doubt

Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Here is a the list for All Black Nominees in the Academy's History.

Winner Acceptance Speeches:
Hattie McDaniel, Best Supporting Actress - 1939, Gone With The Wind

Sidney Poitier, Best Actor- 1963, Lilies of the Field

Cuba Gooding, Jr., Best Supporting Actor - 1996, Jerry Maguire
Denzel Washington, Best Actor - 2001, Training Day
Halle Berry, Best Actress- 2001, Monster's Ball
Sidney Poitier Accepting an Honorary Oscar - 2001
Jamie Foxx, Best Actor - 2004, Ray

Morgan Freeman, Best Supporting Actor - 2004, Million Dollar Baby
Forest Whitaker, Best Actor -2006, Last King of Scotland
Jennifer Hudson, Best Supporting Actress- 2006, Dreamgirls

Could not find videos for the Best Supporting Actor Wins of Louis Gossett, Jr - 1982, An Officer and a Gentleman and Denzel Washington - 1989, Glory or Whoopi Goldberg, Best Supporting Actress - 1990, Ghost.

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