10 Black Oscar Winners Fun Facts

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  • Halle Berry
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Quvenzhané Wallis
  • John Singleton
  • T.J. Martin
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Mo'Nique
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Denzel Washington
  • Jamie Foxx

Baby Boy Director

John Singleton's gritty portrayal of life in Compton lead to a director nomination for Boyz n the Hood. At just 24 years old, he remains the youngest person and the first Black director to be nominated for directing.

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