Tuesday, March 26, 2002

  • Breaking the Hollywood Race Barrier: Was a Door Really Opened at This Year’s Academy Awards? A Roundtable Discussion

    They are calling it a "historic" night. A groundbreaking night. A milestone event. They are calling it the firstreal Academy Awards show of color in 74 years of history. On Sunday evening, Halle Berry became the first AfricanAmerican woman to earn an Oscar for best actress. She won for her role in "Monster’s Ball", in which she played agrief-stricken mother who becomes involved with her husband’s racist executioner. Just minutes after her big win,Denzel Washington won the Oscar for best actor for his role as a corrupt LA cop in the movie "Training Day." It wasonly the second time in Oscar history that an African American man had won that award. The first was Sidney Poitier,who was also honored at this year’s Oscars for his brilliant and barrier-breaking career in film.

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