The first African American to win an Academy Award was Hattie McDaniel, who won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Gone with the Wind in 1940.
Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award. ... First
time two African-American performers won in leading role Oscars in the same ...
The two join an elite group of Black talent that has earned Academy Awards.
From Hattie McDaniel (the first Black person to ever win) to Denzel Washington (
Feb 19, 2015 ... It's been 75 years since Hattie McDaniel won for 'Gone With the Wind,' accepting
her award at the Ambassador's Cocoanut Grove nightclub.
The African American Actors who have won Academy Awards (Oscars). 1939
Hattie McDaniel for Gone With the Wind Best Supporting Actress; 1963 Sidney ...
Feb 19, 2015 ... Hattie McDaniel was named best supporting actress at the 12th Academy Awards
in 1940, making history by being the first black actor to win ...
She then became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her role
as Mammy in ... Academy Award Winner ... earned the 1940 Academy Award for
best supporting actress—becoming the first African American to win an Oscar.
10 Black Oscar Winners Fun Facts. Hattie McDaniel Mo'Nique Jennifer ... It was
also the first win for a Black actress in a musical. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty ...
For the second time in recent history African-American women are nominated in
both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories. Will The Help ...
Feb 26, 2014 ... She was the first black American (and only third woman after ... He won the
Academy Award for his spellbinding performance in the movie Ray.