African-Americans Snubbed by Oscars

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Angela Bassett: What’s Love Got to Do With It

With Angela Bassett’s powerhouse portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It, Oscar voters revisited the idea of another Black Actress Academy Award nominee. Bassett earned the nod: She put in the physical work—training and remaking her body to match Turner’s athletic gait—and created the performance of a lifetime. In her depiction of Turner’s harrowing abused-wife tale, Bassett portayed Turner's equal parts of fire and fear to near perfection. (Photo: Katy Winn/Getty Images)

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