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The 86th Academy Awards will be held this year on Sunday, March 2nd.  There has been a lot of buzz and speculation about who might take home an Oscar in 2014. Here’s a look back at all the Black Oscar winners beginning with Ms. Hattie McDaniel in 1940.

1. Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel

In 1940, Hattie McDaniel won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role as ‘Mammy’ in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.

2. Sidney Poitier

In 1963, Sidney Poitier won as Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role as Homer Smith in the film Lilies of the Field.

3. Isaac Hayes

In 1971, Isaac Hayes won an Oscar for Best Original Song ‘Theme from Shaft’ for the film Shaft.

4. Lou Gossett, Jr.

In 1982, Lou Gossett, Jr. won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the film An Officer and a Gentleman.

5. Irene Cara

In 1983, Irene Cara won an Oscar for Best Original Song ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling’ for the film Flashdance.

6. Prince

In 1984, Prince won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain.

7. Stevie Wonder

In 1984, Stevie Wonder won an Oscar for Best Original Song for ”I Just Called to Say I Love You’ for the film The Woman in Red.

8. Lionel Richie

In 1985, Lionel Richie won an Oscar for Best Original Song ‘Say You, Say Me’ for the film White Nights.

9. Herbie Hancock

In 1986, Herbie Hancock won an Oscar for Best Original Music Score for Round Midnight.

10. Russell Williams (1st Oscar)

In 1988, Russell Williams won an Oscar for Best for Sound for the film Bird.

11. Russell Williams (2nd Oscar)

In 1989, Russell Williams won another Oscar for Best for Sound for the film Glory.

12. Denzel Washington

In 1989, Denzel Washington won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role as Private Trip in the film Glory.

13. Whoopi Goldberg

In 1990, Whoopi Goldberg won an Oscar as Best Actress in a Supporting Role as Oda Mae in the film Ghost.

14. Russell Williams (3rd Oscar)

In 1990, Russell Williams won his third Oscar for Best for Sound for the film Dances with Wolves

15. Cuba Gooding, Jr.

In 1996, Cuba Gooding, Jr. won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role as Rod Tidwell in the film Jerry Maguire.

16. Denzel Washington

In 2001, Denzel Washington won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role as Alonzo Harris in the film Training Day.

17. Halle Berry

In 2001, Halle Berry won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role as Leticia Musgrove in the film Monster’s Ball.

18. Morgan Freeman

In 2004, Morgan Freeman won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role as Eddie ‘Scrap-Iron’ Dupris in the film Million Dollar Baby.

19. Jamie Foxx

In 2004, Jamie Fox won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role as Ray Charles in the film Ray.

20. Juicy J, Frayser Boy & DJ Paul

In 2005, Juicy J, Frayser Boy & DJ Paul won an Oscar for Best Original Song ‘It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp’ for the film Hustle & Flow.

21. Forest Whitaker

In 2006, Forest Whitaker won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role as Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland.

22. Jennifer Hudson

In 2006, Jennifer Hudson won as Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role as Effie White in the film Dreamgirls.

23. Willie D. Burton

In 2006, Willie D. Burton won an Oscar for Best for Sound for the film Dreamgirls.

24. Mo’Nique

In 2009, Mo’Nique won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role as Mary Lee Johnston in the film Precious.

25. Geoffrey Fletcher

In 2009, Geoffrey Fletcher won an Oscar for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay for the film ‘Precious’ adapted from ‘Push’ by Sapphire.

26. Roger Ross Williams

In 2009, Roger Ross Williams won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject for the film ‘Music by Prudence.’ He is pictured with singer & songwriter Ms. Prudence Mabhena the inspiration for the film.

27. Octavia Spencer

In 2011, Octavia Spencer won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role as Minny Jackson in the film The Help.

28. T.J. Martin

In 2012, director T.J. Martin won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for the film Undefeated.

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