10 Black Oscar Winners Fun Facts

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

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In 2002, Halle Berry became the first Black Best Actress winner for her role as a single mother in Monster's Ball. Her win at the Academy Awards led to another famous "Oscar moment." In accepting her award, she honored previous Black actresses who had never had the opportunity.

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