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Who was the first African American to receive an Oscar?

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Hattie McDaniel won as Best Supporting Actress for Gone with the Wind (1939).
Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar for her role in "Gone With the Wind" (Best Supporting Actress, 1939).

The first African American woman to win an Best Actress was Halle Berry for Monsters Ball (2001).

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