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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.

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Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award. This list of black Academy Award winners and nominees is current as of the 88th Academy ... 1963, Lilies of the Field, Homer Smith, Won, First black male to win an Oscar. ..... Only African-American woman to win a competitive, non-acting Academy ...

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Feb 26, 2017 ... The Oscar win was the first for a Black actress in a musical film. ... her the first African-American woman to win a non-acting Academy Award.

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Take a look back at the black actors and actresses who have won an Oscar at the historically white ceremony, against all odds.

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Feb 26, 2017 ... Whoopi Goldberg is an EGOT winner, but she won her Tony for producing, not acting.

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Feb 27, 2017 ... On Sunday she won the best supporting actress Oscar for Fences, a role ... Two years ago, she became the first black woman to win for lead ...

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Feb 27, 2017 ... Viola Davis Is the First Black Actor to Win Oscar, Emmy, and Tony for ... And, when asked what she loves about being a black woman, Davis ...

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Feb 27, 2016 ... The first black person to win an Oscar, Hattie McDaniel, had to ... You" from The Woman in Red, beating out Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" from ...

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For the second time in recent history African-American women are nominated in both ... In 1954, Dandridge was the first black woman to receive a Best Actress ...

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Feb 27, 2017 ... And while Moonlight did win Best Picture, none of the producers are black.) On Oscar nominations morning, Davis became the first black actress to score three ... Forty-six percent of invitees were female, while 41 percent were ...