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Black Actors at the Oscars (Academy Awards)

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African American Actors (Black Actors) Nominated at the Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role 1958: Sidney Poitier - The Defiant Ones 1963: Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field 1970: James Earl Jones - The Great White Hope 1972: Paul Winfield - Sounder 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 2001: Will Smith - Ali 2004: Jamie Foxx - Ray 2004: Don Cheadle - Hotel Rwanda 2005: Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow 2006: Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland 2006: Will Smith - The Pursuit of Happyness 2009: Morgan Freeman - Invictus 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 1993: Angela Bassett - What's Love Got to Do with It 2001: Halle Berry - Monster's Ball 2009: Gabourey Sidibe - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire 2011: Viola Davis - The Help Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1969: Rupert Crosse - The Reivers 1981: Howard Rollins - Ragtime 1982: Louis Gossett, Jr. - An Officer and a Gentleman 1984: Adolph Caesar - A Soldier's Story 1987: Morgan Freeman - Street Smart 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 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 Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1939: Hattie McDaniel - Gone with the Wind 1948: Ethel Waters - Pinky 1959: Juanita Moore - Imitation of Life 1967: Beah Richards - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967: Carol Channing - Thoroughly Modern Millie 1983: Alfre Woodard - Cross Creek 1985: Margaret Avery - The Color Purple 1985: Oprah Winfrey - The Color Purple 1990: Whoopi Goldberg - Ghost 1996: Marianne Jean-Baptiste - Secrets & Lies 2002: Queen Latifah - Chicago 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: MoNique - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire 2011: Octavia Spencer - The Help