The Way-Too-Short List of Black Oscar Winners

The controversy surrounding this year's Oscar nominations has reignited necessary conversations about diversity in Hollywood. Why have there only been 35 Oscars given to Black talent in the Academy's 87-year history? Why aren't there more actors and actresses of color nominated year in and year out? Why are the #OscarsSoWhite? From Hattie McDaniel (the first Black person to ever win) to Denzel Washington (the only Black actor to have two Oscars), here's a look at African-American Academy Awards winners.
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