Why Hollywood Needs More (Black) Leading Ladies

From Shadow and Act Sun Feb 24 2013, 17:21:28

Nothing makes you shift in your seat at the cinema more than a brilliantly-acted scene by a leading lady. However, African American actresses with star power are too often relegated to supporting roles. For your viewing pleasure, we'd like to honor the many hard-working, Black leading ladies in the industry with this gallery of short clips featuring powerful Oscar-nominated Black actresses. Oprah Winfrey as Sofia in "The Color Purple" (1985) Staff favorite line: "I ain't never thought I had to fight in my own house." Viola Davis as the Mayor in "Law Abiding Citizen" (2009) Staff favorite line: "Get this situation...

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