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'12 Years a Slave' Makes History at the 2014 Oscars
This is the first time that a film by a black director has won best picture.
Throwback Thursday: Black History Month Pioneers
battle being waged nearly seventy years earlier. But what of entertainment's most prominent black pioneers actress Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award for her role of mammy in gone with the wind in 1939. That
'Devious Maids' Criticized for Portrayals of Hispanics
people thought the role perpetuated antiquated stereotypes dating to as far back as the film "Gone With the Wind." Hattie McDaniel made history as the first black woman to win an Oscar for playing a maid a named Mammy in that 1939 film, and she
Feb. 29: 'Gone With the Wind' Sweeps Oscars 1940
Win an Oscar Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel are shown in a publicity still ..... 1940. Best Supporting Actress Hattie McDaniel was the first African American ..... Collection/Getty Images) Actress Hattie McDaniel won the Oscar for Best Supporting
Leap Year Politics
his nickname "Alfalfa" after starting a successful farm known for its alfalfa crop in Oklahoma. Feb. 29, 1940 Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Academy Award. McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress for her role as
Mammy to Minnie: Black Women Oscar Winners
Gone With The Wind!" Click through to see how Hattie McDaniel of "Gone with the Wind" and the other black women Oscar winners have fared. Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel made history as the first black woman to win an
Whoopi Blasts New York Times
believe. Apple worldwide. Person now okay because. There wasn't anyone like me. And it was seventy years between Hattie McDaniel the first black woman to win and seven day. So this all mayor I don't know what to say about what you've done
'An Actor and A Gentleman' by Louis Gossett Jr.
Florida while his mother was on a shopping trip, he was still considered a Bahamian, thus not an African American. Hattie McDaniel was the first African American woman to win an Academy Award in 1940, for her role as Mammy in "Gone with the Wind
'Hurt Locker' Conquers 'Avatar' at Oscars
royal blue dress is because it's the color that Hattie McDaniel wore when she accepted her Oscar," Mo'Nique said ..... Sandra Bullock Reveal Inspirations Backstage "Ms. Hattie McDaniel , I have you all over me," Mo'Nique continued
Top Seven Oscar Long Shots: Marisa Tomei, Anna Paquin and More
Tomatoes and, ironically, earned him the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor in 2002. Hattie McDaniel In 1939, the segregation of the South kept Hattie McDaniel from attending the Atlanta premiere of " Gone with the Wind ," but it didn't keep
Renewing Our Faith in Funerals?
10 million in annual revenue. The cemetery is home to celebrity graves including those of Cecile B. Demille, Hattie McDaniel , John Huston and Rudolph Valentino, and Cassity has even thrown open the gates to show movies to the public at 10
Is Clooney Right About Hollywood's Social Agenda?
And we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. This academy -- this group of people -- gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I'm proud to be a part of this academy
It's Not What They Win, It's How They Accept the Oscar
every once in awhile. It's probably a good thing," Clooney said. "This academy, this group of people gave Hattie [ McDaniel ] an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters." After the ceremony, Clooney said
What Oscar Gold Means for Black Nominees
how I feel. If Denzel wins, I feel like I won, too." Five black actors have won Oscars for supporting roles: Hattie McDaniel for her role in Gone With the Wind (1940), Louis Gossett Jr. in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Washington