African-Americans Snubbed by Oscars

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  • Angela Bassett
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • 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

Samuel L. JacksonJungle Fever, Pulp Fiction

Many critics described Jungle Fever, Spike Lee’s exploration of interracial relationships, as extremely uneven. What shined on a stellar level was Samuel L. Jackson’s crack-addicted portrayal of Gator. A tragicomic portrayal of anguish, Jackson cinematically channeled a drug abuser perfectly.

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