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Academy Awards' Top 10 Best Black Actor/Actress Winners

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Since the Academy Awards coincide with Black History Month, I thought it
would be appropriate to highlight the top 10 black actors who have won
Oscars for Best Actor/Actress in a Leading Role. So Hollywood -- which
harbors, aids and abets, politically-correct, identity-politics-spouting,
hand-out giving, limousine liberals -- can finally shut up about the so-called
"racism" and all the other fake "isms" they claim exist and need to be
addressed. Here's the list of black Academy Award Winners for Best Actor and
Best Actress in a Leading Role, in chronological order.

1. 1963: Sidney
Poitier
wins for his role as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field, becoming the
first African-American actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

1964-2000: Lots of white winners.

2. 2001: Denzel
Washington
wins for his role as civil rights luminary and martyr
Malcolm X in Spike Lee's Malcolm X, wins for his role as Rubin Carter, the
real life legendary boxer, convicted of a crime he didn't commit, who
overcomes the racist criminal justice system, police corruption and
brutality, and proves his innocence through his persuasive and passionate
autobiography in Hurricane,
for his role as the corrupt,
criminal, violent, lecherous cop, Alonzo Harris, in Training Day.

3. 2001: Halle
Berry
wins for her role as Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball, becoming the first
(and only) African-American actress to win Best Actress.

2002-2003: Some more white people.

4. 2004: Jamie
Foxx
wins for his role as Ray Charles in Ray.

2005: More white people.

5. 2006: Forest
Whitaker
wins for his role as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

2007: Again, more white people.

6. Oops. There is no 6.

Only 5 so far.

But I'm sure that will change on Sunday.


Oops. No black Best Actor/Actress Nominees this year.

But if history is any indication, we'll only have to wait 43 years.

So check back in 2051, for the top 10 (and only 10) list of black Best
Actor/ Actress Academy Awards winners!

This post first appeared on Take Part.