Best Actress: Leading Women of Color Not Contending for Oscars – Why?

Best Actress: Leading Women of Color Not Contending for Oscars – Why?

Coming up on the 20th anniversary of Halle Berry’s historic best actress win in 2002, we’re still looking for a second woman of color to join her. Now that the big four fall festivals — Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York — are over, only a few women of color are contenders in the actress race. And it’s possible that none of them will make the cut when the Oscar nominations are announced in February. (Last winter marked only the second time in Academy Awards history that two Black women — Viola Davis and Andra Day — were nominated for best actress in the same year.) So who is in the running for 2022? Berry, who won her Oscar for playing a waitress in “Monster’s Ball,” is making her directorial …
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