African-Americans Snubbed by Oscars

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Whoopi Goldberg: The Color Purple

Whoopi Goldberg won the Best Supporting Actress for 1990’s "Ghost," but most filmgoers believe Oscar voters missed the mark by "only nominating" her for her stunning film debut in 1985’s The Color Purple. Goldberg’s Celie wasn’t just a study in victimhood; the role charted the triumph of the spirit and examined one Southern Black woman’s life journey onscreen in a way that had never been seen before. Goldberg displayed the fearless muscle and tenderness of an acting vet. (Photo: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

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