I was so happy that Mo’Nique WON an Academy Award an “Oscar” for her role in Precious. She was truly amazing portraying the role as Mary Lee Johnston. Dreams can come true! So, I was wondering if I can win an Oscar too.
I am Black, talented; however, realized I am not a comedian or a singer. Would this hurt my chances of being an Academy Award winner? CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!
Whoopie Goldberg: Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress in 1991 for Ghost
Cuba Gooding Jr: (Best Supporting Actor in 1996 for Jerry Maguire) - He was a popular winner at the time for a ferocious performance as egomaniacal but insecure Rod Tidwell ("Show me the money!"). Unfortunately, his CV since then is littered with material of dubious quality; he's either a poor judge of scripts, or he should get rid of his agent.
Morgan Freeman: After nominations for Driving Miss Daisy and the Shawshank Redemption, won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2004 for Million Dollar Baby
Louis Gossett, Jr: (Best Supporting Actor in 1982 for An Officer and a Gentleman) - A charismatic and extremely talented actor with a flair for projecting authority. Louis Gossett was a popular Oscar winner, but he was unable to build on his success and carve out the kind of movie career that he deserved. Today, he is bigger on TV than in the movies.
Denzel Washington: Oscar winner for Best Actor in 2001 for Training Day and Best Supporting Actor in 1989 for Glory
Best Original Score
1984 Prince Purple Rain Winner
1986 Herbie Hancock Round Midnight Winner
Best Original Song
1971 Isaac Hayes Shaft "Theme from Shaft" Winner
1983 Irene Cara Flashdance "Flashdance (What a Feeling)" Winner
1984 Stevie Wonder The Woman in Red "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Winner
1985 Lionel Richie White Nights "Say You, Say Me" Winner
1989 Carly Simon Working Girl "Let the River Run" Winner
2005 Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman, Paul Beauregard (Houston and Beauregard are the music group Three 6 Mafia) Hustle & Flow "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" Winner