African-Americans Snubbed by Oscars

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  • 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
  • David Oyelowo
  • Dorothy Dandridge

Danny GloverThe Color Purple

In 1985’s The Color Purple, Danny Glover played Mister Albert Johnson, the abusive man-child husband of Celie. Despite the Black backlash over the film’s controversial depiction of Black men, Glover's multifaceted and layered performance allowed windows into where rage and abuse is born — revealing the pitiful and tortured person beneath the man. An overlooked Oscar-worthy performance for Best Actor, simply because it allowed you to feel empathy for Mister by the film’s last frame.

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