African-Americans Snubbed by Oscars

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  • Will Smith
  • Viola Davis
  • Derek Luke
  • Kimberly Elise
  • Mary J. Blige
  • 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

Mary J. BligeThe Help

MJB fans were shocked when she didn't receive a nod for best original song for "Living Proof" from The Help.  The category, which normally includes five nominees, only had two nominees.  Others who were snubbed included Elton John and Madonna.

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