The Oscars Decoded: 12 Black Actors Who Won & Their Career Impact

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG

Goldberg is the only member of this Oscar winners  list to have also won an Emmy, Grammy and Tony. She’s also the first African American to have received Academy Award nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. In 1991, she won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Oda Mae Brown in Ghost. In the 90s she was reported to be one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, demanding between $10 million and $12 million per film. Her filmography is as diverse as her award wins with over 100 films in her portfolio, including documentaries, voiceover animations, theater performances and most recently co-hosting The View, where she  receives a cool $2 million per year.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG

Goldberg is the only member of this Oscar winners list to have also…

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