Black Oscar Winners & Nominees

Black Oscar Winners & Nominees

The Oscar Award is given after the year listed for each movie.

Best Picture
12 Years A Slave 2013, produced by Brad Pitt, Steve McQueen, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katanas
Moonlight 2016, produced by Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

Sidney Poitier,

Sidney Poitier, Lillies of the Field

Best Actor
Sidney Poitier, 1963, Lilies Of The Field
Denzel Washington, 2001, Training Day
Jamie Foxx, 2004, Ray
Forest Whitaker, 2006, The Last King of Scotland

Best Actress
Halle Berry, 2001, Monster’s Ball

Best Supporting Actor
Louis Gossett, Jr., 1982, An Officer and A Gentleman
Denzel Washington, 1989, Glory
Cuba Gooding, Jr., 1996, Jerry Maguire
Morgan Freeman, 2004, Million Dollar Baby
Mahershala Ali, 2016, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress
Hattie McDaniel, 1939, Gone With The Wind
Whoopi Goldberg, 1990, Ghost
Jennifer Hudson, 2006, Dreamgirls
Mo’Nique, 2009, Precious
Octavia Spencer, 2011, The Help
Lupita Nyong’o, 2013, 12 Years a Slave
Viola Davis, 2016, Fences

Best Adapted Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher, 2009, Precious
John Ridley, 2013, 12 Years A Slave
Barry Jenkins, 2016, Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay
Jordan Peele, 2017, Get Out

Best Animated Short Film
Dear Basketball, 2017

Special Oscar Awards
James Baskett, 1948, for playing Uncle Remus in Song of the South
Sidney Poitier, 2001, for Lifetime Achievement
James Earl Jones, 2011, for Lifetime Achievement
Oprah Winfrey, 2011, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Harry Belafonte, 2014, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award


These movies and artists were nominated for Academy Awards, but did not win. Dates listed are when the movie was released in America:

Best Picture
The Color Purple 1985
Precious 2009
Django Unchained 2012
Beasts of The Southern Wild 2012
Selma 2014
Fences 2016
Hidden Figures 2016
Get Out 2017

Best Director
John Singleton, 1992, Boys ‘N the Hood
Lee Daniels, 2010, Precious
Steve McQueen, 2013, 12 Years A Slave
Jordan Peele, 2017, Get Out

Best Original Screenplay
Spike Lee, 1989, Do The Right Thing
John Singleton, 1991, Boyz ‘N The Hood

Best Adapted Screenplay
Dee Rees, 2017, Mudbound

Best Actor
Sidney Poitier, 1958, The Defiant Ones
James Earl Jones, 1970, The Great White Hope
Paul Winfield, 1972, Sounder
Dexter Gordon, 1986, Round Midnight
Morgan Freeman, 1989, Driving Miss Daisy
Denzel Washington, 1992, Malcolm X
Laurence Fishburne, 1993, What’s Love Got to Do with It
Morgan Freeman, 1994, The Shawshank Redemption
Denzel Washington, 1999, The Hurricane
Will Smith, 2001, Ali
Don Cheadle, 2004, Hotel Rwanda
Terence Howard, 2005, Hustle & Flow
Will Smith, 2006, The Pursuit of Happyness
Morgan Freeman, 2009, Invictus
Denzel Washington, 2012, Flight
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 2013, 12 Years A Slave
Denzel Washington, 2016, Fences
Denzel Washington, 2017, Roman J Israel, Esq.
Daniel Kaluuya, 2017, Get Out

Best Actress
Dorothy Dandridge, 1954, Carmen Jones
Diana Ross, 1972, Lady Sings the Blues
Cicely Tyson, 1972, Sounder
Diahann Carroll, 1974, Claudine
Whoopi Goldberg, 1985, The Color Purple
Angela Bassett, 1993, What’s Love Got to Do With It
Gabourey Sidibe, 2009, Precious
Viola Davis, 2011, The Help
Quvenzhane Wallis, 2012, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Ruth Nega, 2012, Loving

Best Supporting Actor
Rupert Crosse, 1969, The Reivers
Howard Rollins, 1981, Ragtime
Adolph Caesar, 1984, A Soldier’s Story
Morgan Freeman, 1987, Street Smart
Denzel Washington, 1987, Cry Freedom
Jaye Davidson, 1992, The Crying Game
Samuel L. Jackson, 1994, Pulp Fiction
Michael Clarke Duncan, 1999, The Green Mile
Djimon Hounsou, 2003, In America
Jamie Foxx, 2004, Collateral
Djimon Hounsou 2006, Blood Diamond
Eddie Murphy 2006, Dreamgirls
Barkhad Abdi, 2013, Captain Phillips

Best Supporting Actress
Ethel Waters, 1949, Pinky
Juanita Moore, 1959, Imitation of Life
Beah Richards, 1967, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
Alfre Woodard, 1983, Cross Creek
Oprah Winfrey, 1985, The Color Purple
Margaret Avery, 1985, The Color Purple
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, 1996, Secrets & Lies
Queen Latifah, 2002, Chicago
Sophie Okenedo, 2004, Hotel Rwanda
Ruby Dee, 2007, American Gangster
Viola Davis, 2008, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson 2008, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Octavia Spencer, 2016, Hidden Figures
Mary J Blige, 2017, Get Out

Best Animated Feature Film
The Princess and the Frog, 2010

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