11 Epic Oscar Speeches From Black Actors That Will Move You to Tears

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11 Epic Oscar Speeches From Black Actors That Will Move You to Tears

Halle, J-Hud, Jamie Foxx and more.

Published February 24, 2017

The 89th Annual Academy Awards are just days away, and with stars like Viola DavisMahershala Ali and Denzel Washington up for some of the night's biggest awards, it is sure to be an exciting night for Black Hollywood.

While it has been several years since we've seen a Black star accept one of the most coveted awards in Hollywood, that drought will certainly end on Sunday.

To honor this year's nominees, we are looking back at our favorite Oscar acceptance speeches of all time to get ready for Hollywood's big night.

  1. Hattie McDaniel
  2. Geoffrey Fletcher
  3. Sidney Poitier
  4. Halle Berry
  5. Whoopi Goldberg
  6. Jamie Foxx
  7. Lupita Nyong'o
  8. Octavia Spencer
  9. Forest Whitaker
  10. Mo'Nique
  11. Jennifer Hudson

Catch up on every Black film that has been nominated for an award in this year's Academy Awards with BET Breaks above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo from left: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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