There's no debating that last night's Oscars lacked Black talent this year, in its list of nominees and on the red carpet. However, the Academy got at least one thing right with a special tribute to Lena Horne... Here's what you had to say: Ramona commented via Facebook: "I loved her legendary roles in 'Stormy Weather' and 'Glenda.'" Nicole wrote via Facebook: "I'm glad they had the gorgeous Halle Berry present to her."

Essence.com
Feb, 28, 2011




There's no debating that last night's Oscars lacked Black talent this year, in its list of nominees and on the red carpet. However, the Academy got at least one thing right with a special tribute to Lena Horne.

During the award show's "In Memoriam" segment, Halle Berry paid special tribute to the deceased actress, singer and civil rights activist.

"Lena Horne blazed a trail for all of us who followed. Thank you, Lena Horne. We love you and we will never ever forget you," Berry said, blowing a kiss to the screen, which featured a clip of Horne singing in the 1943 musical "Stormy Weather."

All we have to say is, "ditto."