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.”


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