African-Americans Snubbed by Oscars

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  • Ava DuVernay
  • David Oyelowo
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Danny Glover
  • Diahann Carroll
  • James Earl Jones
  • Diana Ross
  • Billy Dee Williams
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Angela Bassett
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Will Smith
  • Viola Davis
  • Derek Luke
  • Kimberly Elise
  • Mary J. Blige

Ava DuVernay, Selma

This year's Oscars have been dubbed the "whitest" in nearly two decades, with many fans up-in-arms about the film being snubbed for a historic Best Director nom and Best Actor for David Oyelowo. But this isn't the first time Black talent has been snubbed by the Academy. Here's a rundown of African-Americans overlooked by the Oscars.

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