#OscarsSoWhite: Black Actors Snubbed By the Oscars

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  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Viola Davis
  • Derek Luke
  • Kimberly Elise
  • Mary J. Blige
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  • 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

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Hollywood still hasn’t figured out how to fully glean the megatalents of actress of Viola Davis. As Mrs. Miller in Doubt, she goes toe to toe with Academy Award–winning actress Meryl Streep and emerges a true peer line by line.  Davis received her second nomination for this year's The Help.

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