The Only 7-Time Black Oscar Nominee You Don't Know + Other Miscellaneous Black Oscar Facts...

From Shadow and Act Sun Feb 24 2013, 16:50:15

It certainly shouldn't be a shock to anyone reading this when I say that there haven't been very many acceptance speeches delivered by black artists (both in front of, and behind the camera) on the Oscar stage over the years. In fact, since the very first event in 1929 - 84 years ago - there have been roughly 30 black Oscar winners total! I'm not including "Honorary Oscars;" but even if I did (there've only been about 5 of those), the total number is still laughably small, relative to how long the awards have been in existence, and how many award categories there are. Not to diminish the accomplishments of those who've won an Oscar, but we've still got...

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