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Here is a chronological list of black recipients of Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress:

  • Hattie McDaniel, Best Supporting Actress for "Gone with the Wind" (1939).
  • Whoopi Goldberg, Best Supporting Actress for "Ghost" (1990).
  • Halle Berry, Best Actress for "Monster's Ball" (2001).
  • Jennifer Hudson, Best Supporting Actress for "Dreamgirls" (2006).
  • Mo'Nique, Best Supporting Actress for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (2009).
  • Octavia Spencer, Best Supporting Actress for "The Help" (2011).
  • Lupita Nyong'o, Best Supporting Actress for "12 Years a Slave" (2013).
  • Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress for "Fences" (2016).
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