Every Black Actor Ever Nominated For an Oscar

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Video compilation of every single black actor ever nominated for an Oscar, including those who have won. Seemed fitting following all the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and couldn’t find a video like this on YouTube.. Enjoy! (I don’t own anything)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
1958 Sidney Poitier The Defiant Ones
1963 Sidney Poitier Lilies of the Field (winner)
1970 James Earl Jones The Great White Hope
1972 Paul Winfield Sounder Nath
1986 Dexter Gordon Round Midnight
1989 Morgan Freeman Driving Miss Daisy
1992 Denzel Washington Malcolm X
1993 Laurence Fishburne What’s Love Got to Do with It?
1994 Morgan Freeman The Shawshank Redemption
1999 Denzel Washington The Hurricane
2001 Denzel Washington Training Day (winner)
2001 Will Smith Ali
2004 Jamie Foxx Ray (winner)
2004 Don Cheadle Hotel Rwanda
2005 Terrence Howard Hustle & Flow
2006 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland (winner)
2006 Will Smith The Pursuit of Happyness
2009 Morgan Freeman Invictus
2012 Denzel Washington Flight
2013 Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress in a Leading Role
1954 Dorothy Dandridge Carmen Jones
1972 Diana Ross Lady Sings the Blues
1972 Cicely Tyson Sounder
1974 Diahann Carroll Claudine
1985 Whoopi Goldberg The Color Purple Celie Johnson
1993 Angela Bassett What’s Love Got to Do with It?
2001 Halle Berry Monster’s Ball (winner)
2009 Gabourey Sidibe Precious
2011 Viola Davis The Help
2012 Quvenzhané Wallis Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1969 Rupert Crosse The Reivers
1981 Howard Rollins Ragtime
1982 Louis Gossett, Jr. An Officer and a Gentleman (winner)
1984 Adolph Caesar A Soldier’s Story
1987 Morgan Freeman Street Smart Fast Black
1987 Denzel Washington Cry Freedom
1989 Denzel Washington Glory
1992 Jaye Davidson The Crying Game
1994 Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction
1996 Cuba Gooding, Jr. Jerry Maguire (winner)
1999 Michael Clarke Duncan The Green Mile
2003 Djimon Hounsou In America
2004 Morgan Freeman Million Dollar Baby
2004 Jamie Foxx Collateral
2006 Djimon Hounsou Blood Diamond
2006 Eddie Murphy Dreamgirls
2013 Barkhad Abdi Captain Phillips

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1939 Hattie McDaniel Gone with the Wind
1949 Ethel Waters Pinky
1959 Juanita Moore Imitation of Life
1967 Carol Channing Thoroughly Modern Millie
1967 Beah Richards Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
1983 Alfre Woodard Cross Creek
1985 Margaret Avery The Color Purple
1985 Oprah Winfrey The Color Purple
1990 Whoopi Goldberg Ghost (winner)
1996 Marianne Jean-Baptiste Secrets & Lies
2002 Queen Latifah Chicago Matron Mama Morton Nominated
2004 Sophie Okonedo Hotel Rwanda
2006 Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls
2007 Ruby Dee American Gangster
2008 Viola Davis Doubt
2008 Taraji P. Henson The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2009 Mo’Nique Precious (winner)
2011 Octavia Spencer The Help (winner)
2013 Lupita Nyong’o 12 Years a Slave (winner)


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