Flashback Fridays: Hattie McDaniel

Long before Sidney, Lou, Denzel, Whoopi, Halle, Jamie and Jennifer won and nominations were bestowed upon Mo'Nique and Gabby, Taraji and Viola, Angela and Laurence, Ruby, Cicely, Diahann and Dorothy, among them, we had Hattie McDaniel. As we're all anticipating the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night, we take a look back at Ms. McDaniel who, seventy years ago, became the first Black performer to be nominated for - and win! - an Oscar. Read more: The Oscar Nominations Are In!10 Black Actors Who Should've Won An Oscar
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