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Of all the African-American performers who were nominated for best actress, who gave your favourite performance?

I can't add all of them in the poll since they are more than 10, so I added the most prominent ones there and the rest are below:

Ruth Negga - Loving

Cynthia Erivo - Harriet

Andrea Day - The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Viola Davis - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

by Anonymousreply 13November 26, 2021 12:17 PM

How does Dorothy Dandridge have 0 votes?

by Anonymousreply 1November 26, 2021 4:39 AM

1. Woopie was just phenomenal in The color Purple. One of the best performance ever black or white actresses combined. From the beginning to the end she is amazing in it. The film is absolutely beautiful but without her it would never have become this great classic. This was when Spielberg was at the top of his talent.

2 Viola and Octavia in The Help were just amazing

3. Angela Basset as Tina Turner was perfect.

by Anonymousreply 2November 26, 2021 4:48 AM

Forgot to ass Margaret Avery and Oprah of course. They were all very good at the time.

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by Anonymousreply 3November 26, 2021 4:54 AM

^To add (NOT to ass, Jesus)

by Anonymousreply 4November 26, 2021 4:59 AM

[quote] Ruth Negga - Loving .... Cynthia Erivo - Harriet

Neither of these women are African American.

by Anonymousreply 5November 26, 2021 5:06 AM

Hands down, Cicely Tyson. Then, Whoopi.

by Anonymousreply 6November 26, 2021 5:24 AM

I think Margaret Avery and Oprah were both nominated in supporting, not lead.

by Anonymousreply 7November 26, 2021 6:06 AM

Ruth Negga is not African-American.

by Anonymousreply 8November 26, 2021 6:22 AM

R8 Get over it he means Black

by Anonymousreply 9November 26, 2021 6:35 AM

Hard to choose. So many great performances.

by Anonymousreply 10November 26, 2021 6:38 AM

R7 Never said they were nominated for leading actresses. Just felt like to add Margaret Avery, that's all.

by Anonymousreply 11November 26, 2021 11:58 AM

The Color Purple is a classic.

by Anonymousreply 12November 26, 2021 12:05 PM

R1 types ancient gay

by Anonymousreply 13November 26, 2021 12:17 PM
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