Who Won the 1940
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress

Hattie McDaniel

("Gone With the Wind")

1939 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Winner
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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival Returns, Celebrating 20 Years of Women Storytelling in Film

Brooklyn Reader
The Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award was presented to theater legend Vinie Burrows, and the Reel Sisters Trailblazer Awards were presented to Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) and Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow). film festival, African diaspora, African ...

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Dr. Jackie Walters and the Black superheroes who make America great

Rolling Out
Hattie McDaniel, the first Black person to win an Oscar (“Best Supporting Actress,” Gone With the Wind, 1939), died from breast cancer at the age of 59. Civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, famous for the quote, “I am sick and tired of being sick ...

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At MOMA, a Hidden History of Black Intimacy on Film

The New Yorker
Famously, the first black actress to win an Academy Award was Hattie McDaniel, for her portrayal of Mammy in “Gone with the Wind,” in 1940. Mammy managed an estate, was preoccupied by the affairs of her charge, Scarlett, and had no inner life to speak of.

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The Hollywood Conspiracy of Silence

National Review
We're the ones who talked about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. And we, you know, we bring up subjects, we are the ones — this Academy, this group of people gave Hattie McDaniel an ...




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