The first African American to Win Best Supporting Actress ever


WORLD'S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN
TO WIN BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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Who was the world's first African American to win best supporting actress?

In 2002 actress Halle Berry made history at the 74th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. It was here that Berry picked up the award for Best Actress for her role in the 2001 movie Monster’s Ball. In the film, Halle Berry is the wife of a prisoner on Death Row. After his execution she and a prison guard fall in love. It is this prison guard that carried out the execution of her husband.

Halle Berry had been in Hollywood for a while and everyone knew her name. However, this award has now given her an added distinction of being the first African American to win the award of Best Supporting Actress from the prestigious Academy. Her acceptance speech was extremely touching, very emotional and another moment in Oscar history that will not soon be forgotten. She said in her speech, “This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It’s for the women that stand beside me – Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett and it’s for every nameless, faceless woman of colour that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.”

The speech along with the place that this moment now has in history is still something that is talked about today.


Halle Berry


The first African American to Win Best Supporting Actress ever

The first African American to Win Best Supporting Actress ever

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