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A List Of Black Academy Award Winners

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Best Actor in a Leading Role
– Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field (1963)
– Denzel Washington, Training Day (2002)
– Jamie Foxx, Ray (2004)
– Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
– Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball (2001)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
– Louis Gossett, Jr, An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
– Denzel Washington, Glory (1989)
– Cuba Gooding, Jr, Jerry Maguire (1996)
– Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
– Hattie McDaniel Gone with the Wind (1940)
– Whoopi Goldberg Ghost (1991)
– Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls (2006)
– Mo’Nique, Precious (2009)
– Octavia Spencer, The Help (2011)

Best Documentary Short Subject
– Roger Ross Williams, Music by Prudence [Shared nomination with Elinor Burkett] (2009)

Best Original Score
– Prince, Purple Rain (1984)
– Herbie Hancock, Round Midnight (1986)

Best Original Song
– Isaac Hayes, Shaft, “Theme from Shaft” (1971)
– Irene Cara, Flashdance, “Flashdance (What a Feeling)” (1983)
– Stevie Wonder, The Woman in Red, “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)
– Lionel Richie, White Nights, “Say You, Say Me” (1985)
– Juicy J, Frayser Boy & DJ Paul, Hustle & Flow “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”, (2005)

Best Sound Mixing
– Willie D. Burton, Bird (1988)
– Russell Williams, Glory in (1989) and for Dances With Wolves in (1990)
– Willie D. Burton, Dreamgirls (2006)

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
– Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious (2009)

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
– Quincy Jones (1995)
– Oprah Winfrey (2011)
– James Earl Jones [Honorary Award]


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