Feb 07, 2016 03:57 AM EST By James Bendijo

List Of Black Academy Award Winners: Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman & More!

As the 88th Academy Awards approaches and the diversity issue is still lingering, here is a list of some famous Black-American actors who have won an Oscar.

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  • The 88th Academy Awards is approaching and many still can't forget the lingering diversity issue that has marred this year's Oscars.

    When the list of nominated actors were announced, many took offense on why there is not even one people of color that was selected for the prestigious awards night.

    However, it is now useless to dwell on this issue since the nominations for this year are now permanent, so we just have to hope that next year will be better.

    In the meantime, let's take a look at some of the famous and talented Black-American actors who were able to win the honorable Academy Award.

  • Denzel Washington is the only Black actor who have won two Academy Awards. His first was in 1989 whe he won the Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Glory" while the next one was in 2001 when he won the Best Actor for his role in "Training Day."
  • The 78-year-old Morgan Freeman won the Best Supporting Actor in 2004 for his role in "Million Dollar Baby."
  • Halle Berry is the only Black actress who have won the Best Actress award. She did this on 2001 for her role in "Monster's Ball."
  • Whoopi Goldberg won the Best Supporting Actress in 1991 for her role in "Ghost."
  • The 48-year-old Jamie Foxx won the Best Actor award in 2005 for his role in the famous biopic titled "Ray,"
  • Forest Whitaker took home the Best Actor award in 2007 for his role in "The Last King of Scotland."
  • Jennifer Hudson's big-screen debut in "Dreamgirls" got her the Best Supporting Actress award in 2007.
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