African-Americans Snubbed by Oscars

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Laurence Fishburne: What’s Love Got to Do With It

As Ike Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It, Fishburne avoided the caricature road in his portrayal of Tina Turner’s genius but abusive and drug-addicted husband. He brought the same layers and depth that the great Black actors before him did, and raised the bar. As memorable for his wigs as for his dialogue, Fishburne’s Turner was charismatic, crazed and occasionally funny. He earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. (Photo: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

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