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Who was the first African-American to win an Academy Award?

1. Whoopi Goldberg
2. Sidney Poitier
3. Hattie McDaniel
4. Denzel Washington

 


 

 

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Who was the first African-American to win an Academy Award?

Correct answer:
 
Hattie McDaniel

Incorrect answers:
Sidney Poitier
Denzel Washington
Whoopi Goldberg

Interesting Info:
Although Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington and Whoopi Goldberg have all won Oscars for acting, Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to do so way back in 1939. She won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role of Mammy in the film classic "Gone With the Wind".