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In 1939 Hattie McDaniel’s became the first African American to be nominated and Win an Academy award for her roll in "Gone with the wind"
Fast Forward to 2001 Halle Berry becomes the First African-American actress to win Best Actress, for her role in "Monster’s Ball". That Same year Denzel Washington won Best Actor for "Training Day" that was the First time two African-American performers won in leading roles at the Oscars in the same year.
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In 2005 one of the Most surprising win's was Three 6 Mafia winning Best Song from the film "Hustle & Flow" making them the first African American Rappers to win an Acadmey Award.
Steve McQueen Producer of 12 Years a Slave which was the First film Produced by an African American to win Best Picture 2013
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Other Black Oscar Winners
Sidney Poitier. 1964. ...Isaac Hayes. 1972. ...Louis Gossett, Jr. 1983. ...Irene Cara. 1984. ...Prince. 1985. ...Stevie Wonder. 1985. ...Lionel Richie. 1986 Whoopi Goldberg 1990 1996 Cuba Gooding, Jr.Jamie Foxx 2004 Morgan Freeman 2004 Forest Whitaker 2006 2006 Jennifer Hudson Mo'Nique 2009 Octavia Spencer 2011 Lupita Nyong'o 2013 Viola Davis 2016