Academy Awards Over the Years

We saw what has been going on with the awards - other than 'Caucasions' were not represented this year at all. Over the past years African-Americans have not done okay. With the limited roles we have been offered in major movies; it is almost amazing we have won what we have.  Only 5 Best Actor in a Leading Role between 1963 and 2006. 1 Best Actress in a Leading Role.  3 Best Actor in a Supporting Role. 6 Best Actresses in a Supporting Role between 1939 (yes, that's right) and 2013.  So a Grand Total of 15 wins in over 60 years of movies and movie making.  Ridiculous or not? Sidney Poitier - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1963 - Lilies of the Field - First black male to win an Oscar. First African-American actor to win Best Actor. First African-American actor to receive two acting nominations (Best Actor).  Youngest African-American actor to win Best Actor (age 37), Denzel Washington - Best Actor in a Leading Role - 2001 - Training Day - Second African-American actor to receive the award for Best Actor.  First time two African-American performers won in leading role Oscars in the same year (Halle Berry, Monsters Ball).  Best Actor in a Supporting role - 1989 - Glory - First African-American actor to receive two Best Supporting Actor nominations. Jaime Foxx - Best Actor in a Leading Role - 2004 - Ray - First African-American actor to receive two acting nominations in the same year. Forest Whitaker - Best Actor in a Leading Role - 2006 - The Last King of Scotland - Last African American male to win Best Actor in a leading role. Halle Berry - Best Actress in a Leading Role - 2001 - Monsters Ball - First African-American actress to win Best Actress.  First time two African-American performers won in leading role Oscars in the same year (Denzel Washington, Training Day). Only Best Actress in a leading role. Louis Gossett, Jr. - Best Actor in a Supporting Role - 1982 - An Officer and a Gentleman - First African-American actor to win Best Supporting Actor. Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Best Actor in a Supporting Role - 1996 - Jerry McGuire - Youngest African-American male actor to win an Academy Award (age 29). Morgan Freeman - Best Actor in a Supporting Role - 2004 - Million Dollar Baby - Oldest African-American actor to win an Academy Award (age 67). Hattie McDaniel - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - 1939 - Gone With the Wind - First black female to win an Oscar. First African-American person (or black person of any nationality) to win an Academy Award.  First African-American person to be nominated for acting.  First African-American actress to win Best Supporting Actress.  Oldest African-American actress to win an Academy Award (age 44). Whoopi Goldberg - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - 1990 - Ghost - First African-American actress to receive two acting nominations overall.  Second African-American actress to win Best Supporting Actress. Jennifer Hudson - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - 2006 - Dream Girls -First African-American actor (male or female) to win an Academy Award for a debut film performance.  Youngest African-American actress to win or be nominated for Best Supporting Actress.  Youngest African-American actor (male or female) to win an Academy Award (age 25).  First film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.  First African-American actress to win an Academy Award for a musical film. Mo'Nique - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - 2009 - Precious - Second film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Octavia Spencer - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - 2011The Help - Third film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actress and Supporting Actress. Lupita Nyong'o - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - 2013 - 12 Years a Slave - First black African (Kenyan) actress to be nominated.  First black African to win in any category.  Second black actor to win for a debut performance.
       

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My close family call me Mimi, you will too. A 53 year old black female with many thoughts and opinions. I am vocal and passionate. I was raised old school and am proud to know most children that I had any influence over are carrying on the right way. 'Please, Thank You, Yes Ma'am, No Sir'. Divorced a couple times and no children of my own. I have lived a full and diverse life. Well educated and very liberal a Baptist raised in the church. I hope my posts, information, and opinions in my blog inspire you to open up a conversation. Pass along the usually hidden unheard of and unknown facts of how life is being lived today. Welcome to my thoughts....
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