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RECORD NUMBER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESENTERS AT 2014 OSCAR S®

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KerryWashingtonThis is one of the most exciting years in black film ever, and now 2014 is a record year for African American presenters at the Oscars®.

Here’s a list of African American presenters including Sydney Poiter who won the Oscar® for Best Actor in 1963. At the age of 87, Mr. Poitier is the elder statesman of this year’s Oscars® ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s African American presenters: SameulLJackson

 

  • Viola Davis (twice nominated for “Doubt” 2008 and “The Help” 2011)
  • Jamie Foxx (winner for Best Actor for “Ray” 2004)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (winner for Best Supporting Actress for “Ghost” 1990)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for “Pulp Fiction” 1994)
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Tyler Perry
  • Sidney Poitier (nominated for Best Actor “The Defiant Ones” 1958. Winner for Best Actor for “Lilies of the Field” 1963)
  • Gabourey Sidibe (nominated for Best Actress “Precious” 2009)
  • Will Smith (twice nominate for Best Actor for “Ali” 2001 and “The Pursuit of Happyness” 2006)
  • Kerry Washington
 
2014 also marks the 75th anniversary of Hattie McDaniel breaking the color barrier with her win for “Gone with the Wind”.

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