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African Americans Who Have Won Academy Awards

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Best Actor: Sidney Poitier, 1963, “Lilies Of The Field” Denzel Washington, 2001, “Training Day” Jamie Foxx, 2004, “Ray” Forest Whitaker 2006, “The Last King of Scotland”   Best Actress: Halle Berry, 2001, “Monster’s Ball”   Best Supporting Actress Hattie McDaniel, 1939, “Gone With The Wind” Whoopi Goldberg, 1990, “Ghost” Jennifer Hudson, 2006, “Dreamgirls” Mo’Nique, 2009, “Precious” Octavia Spencer, 2011, “The Help”   Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett, Jr., 1982, “An…

Octavia Spencer, Idris Elba Nab Golden Globes; Viola Davis Leaves Empty Handed

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  Black Like Moi reports: Ricky Gervais was absolutely hilarious hosting the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards which aired Sunday evening; but the steep competition was no laughing matter. Hollywood elite George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sir Ben Kingsley, Dustin Hoffman, and Sidney Poitier — who, along with Dame Helen Mirren, presented Morgan Freeman with the Cecil B. DeMille award for his nearly five decades of outstanding work —…

Octavia Spencer Beat Out Mo’Nique, Jennifer Hudson & Queen Latifah for ‘The Help’ Role

Octavia Spencer Beat Out Mo’Nique, Jennifer Hudson & Queen Latifah for ‘The Help’ Role

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    In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Octavia Spencer admitted that she was up against some stiff competition when she was being considered for the role of “Minny” in blockbuster hit, “The Help.” The 41-year-old actress told the talk show host that she beat out Mo’Nique, Jennifer Hudson and Queen Latifah. “There were a lot of big name people who were out there and being considered for this role….