Whoopi Goldberg Says She Thought She Would Win For "The Color Purple"

Whoopi Goldberg Says She Thought She Would Win For "The Color Purple"

Whenever cast members from 1985's The Color Purple talk about the shock of being nominated for eleven Academy Awards and losing all of them, I immediately listen! 

Published February 11, 2010

whoopi Whenever cast members from 1985's The Color Purple talk about the shock of being nominated for eleven Academy Awards and losing all of them, I immediately listen!  Precious made history by being the only film with a Black director and predominately Black cast receiving so many nods and one cannot help but make The Color Purple comparisons (even though the film had a White director).

Today on The View Whoopi Goldber g talked about her best actress nod for The Color Purple and said,  "I thought I might win for The Color Purple -- I thought I would!"  Sherri Shepherd added, "We thought you would!"  Goldberg continued, "I realized there maybe other opportunities for me but I should be very careful saying what is going to happen when I'm not sure."

Whoopi also said she lost to a brilliant actress named Geraldine Paige .  Whoopi would late win an Oscar for best supporting actress in 1990's Ghost .

Written by Clay Cane

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